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The seventh annual Kelsey’s Fall Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Mifflinburg VFW Grounds, just west of Mifflinburg on route 45.


Kelsey’s Fall Festival is held in memory of Kelsey Kuhns, who passed away Nov. 1, 2005, after an 8- year battle with Leukemia. Kelsey’s Dream is a foundation formed with the mission to make life a little brighter for children with cancer and children in need.


Kelsey’s Dream supports Camp Dost, a specialized summer camp for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. Kelsey’s Dream has been able to fund t-shirts for the campers and counselors and provide a handmade blanket for all 100 campers. Funds raised are also used for programs at Geisinger for Pediatric Cancer Patients; Snack Pack Program and Teddies To Go kits. The foundation provided over 4,000 Play Therapy toys to children newly diagnosed with cancer, across the United States. They also provide handmade blankets and hats to every Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant patient in three states. Check out their website to see what other programs they support.


Kelsey’s Fall Festival will kick off with an old fashioned Apple Butter boil. Plenty of fun events are planned for the entire day: Sumo Wrestling, kids crafts, build a bluebird house, Cake Wheel, Hayrides, Blue Barrel Tractor Rides, adrenaline rush inflatable, win a goldfish, soda ring toss, face painting, sand art, dunk tank with local celebrities, football throw, Ashburn’s Animals Petting Zoo and pony rides and more. Kids should keep an eye out for Elmo and Cookie Monster.


The community is also invited to come enjoy entertainment provided by Enterline’s Dance Center from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., American Academy of Martial Arts from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., music by X-Changed from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., and Michael Sweigard Band from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Kelsey’s Dream will make a big announcement this day which will include the revealing of the newest member of their team at 4 p.m.


Homemade food to be offered includes: kettle soups, whoopee pies, apple dumplings, fish sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, hand cut French fries, baked goods, apple cider and more.


This is a community event sponsored by many local sports teams, businesses and churches. For more information, contact Kylie Kuhns at (570) 966-4605 or kylielk@windstream.net or visit the website at www.KelseysDream.org.

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