What? A simple, country kids festival to celebrate the country in our kids. There might be simple games, perhaps a craft, you can pick some wildflowers, take a walk in the field, feed the goats, hold a tiny goat, snuggle a chicken, catch the train going by, help us clear out the secret garden, etc. Sept. 2nd 4:00-6:30 at our house in Wells, Maine.
Cost? This is our annual party for charity. This year the donations we collect will go towards foster care. My husband and I have been working on becoming foster parents since February. We have not been able to become foster parents because (although functional) our stairway railing in this historic home is not tall enough for us to be approved by the state to be a suitable placement. The change is costly. During this process, we have discovered it is not atypical for a family to be denied because of railing heights or window sizes or other state regulations. Currently there are not funds to help families meet state regulations. If a family, who otherwise is an excellent fit for fostering, cannot front the cost for the changes, they are not able to become foster parents. Funding has been a stumbling block for us given our extra funds are all going towards fixing serious foundation problems with the barn. We cannot afford to do both. Funds collected will go to people like us...people who have the heart to help children in foster care, but cannot until costly changes are made to their home.
What to wear? Overalls, plaid shirts, blue jean dresses, cowboy boots, barn boots, straw hats. Or whatever suits your fancy.
Food? We'll have lemonade, light snacks, as well as a couple desserts. Bring your own drink and sandwich and plan to have a picnic with us.
Come anytime 4:00 and after (not before please). Stop by for a quick visit or stay for a bit. Come young, come old, and plan to have some fun! It's a family event.
To see some fun from last year and year before, look here:
(If you could let me know you might stop by, that would help us plan. Facebook event linked here. Thanks! And if you do come, please don't park on the road. In the driveway or drive around back of our house to the field. Let's keep everyone safe!)