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Opening Doors for Children & Families

S'caring For Kids

This weekend is the finale of the Scarecrow Festival. For 20 years the Scarecrow Festival has been supporting ABC Head Start. To put on a festival of this size it takes countless hours and most of all countless volunteers. The festival is organized by a committee of volunteers who work year round to make the festival a success. The amount of hours the committee puts in during the year is truly unbelievable.

I spoke with our Community Coordinator, Ann Babb, who estimated there have been nearly 20 000 volunteers in the lifetime of the Scarecrow Festival. Many of these volunteers come back year after year to help out for the weekend. Needless to say this festival could not have existed without individuals taking time out of their own lives to give their talents and time.

This year because of rising costs and other factors, the sun is setting on the Scarecrow Festival. This weekend promises to be the best yet! Come down to the Edmonton Expo Centre and support the Scarecrow Festival for one last time, with all the proceeds going to ABC Head Start. For more information about the festival including the Scarecrow Festival blog click here

I hope to see you there this weekend, and when you walk around the festival take a moment and thank a volunteer.

The Scarecrow Festival runs THIS WEEKEND October 12 - 14 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

Every dollar matters. By supporting ABC Head Start you will give children the skills they need to be successful in their educational journey and support families to transition out of poverty, become healthy and self-reliant. Donate to ABC Head Start today and start making a difference in the lives of children, families and our communities.