By Shaunna Cullen
There was something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from pumpkin painting and a heart-healthy puppet show, to sing-a-longs, face painting, a photo booth and even a bounce house.
A main focus of the event is bringing families together and using it as a forum to connect them with local resources and vendors that promote healthy, family activities. Each year, the festival has grown bigger and bigger, so the event can cater to what families need and ask for.
Community Wellness Director Valerie Cammarota said people keep coming back year after year. She says, “We have families that returned for the 5th year in a row because the Fall Festival is a wholesome and positive experience that offers needed resources in addition to family fun.”
A special thank you to the many volunteers who assisted at the event including the YWCA House of Teens and staff, students from Diloreto Middle School and CCSU. Thank you also to the businesses that generously donated to the event including Winterberry Farms, Foster Family Farms, the Pickin’ Patch, Dondero Orchards and Max Pizza.
Proceeds from this event will support YWCA Youth Sports Programming and the United Way. Thank you to everyone who attended for making this another successful year for the Fall Family Festival!