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Arts in the Park planned for April 27


Last updated 3/6/2008 at Noon

Maie Ellis Elementary School staff and PTA members (from left) Chris Blevens, Laurie Curtin, Superintendent Janice Schultz, D.J. Campe, Principal Andy Santamaria, Kim Rogers, Tanya Martinez, Marie Lugo

FALLBROOK — Presidents of Fallbrook/Bonsall PTAs began making plans last week for the popular Arts in the Park event, scheduled this year for Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Park.

Each year, the PTA organizations come together to assist the sponsors – Rally for Children, a local nonprofit organization, and the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District – with the event.

“The parents are again working hard to come up with ideas that will excite the children,” said event co-chairperson Kathy Gausepohl.

Fun projects such as pinwheels, bag stamping, windsocks and more keep children of all ages returning to the event year after year.

“The students who attend Arts in the Park are always delighted to see their school represented, usually with colorful banners identifying their place in the park,” said Gausepohl. “The Fallbrook and Bonsall PTAs have been a strong partner with Rally for Children in making the free day of art, crafts, music and fun a huge success.”

This is the first year schools on Camp Pendleton will participate in the event. A school bus will be provided to ensure a good turnout from those students.

The event is designed so children and their families can come together for a day of artistic expression.

In addition to fun activities sponsored by the PTAs, dozens of other crafts will provide children with hands-on experience in the areas of decorating, sculpting, drawing and playing instruments.

Local artists and musicians will be on hand, volunteering their time and talent.

This year there will also be a special “Mad Science” booth to allow children to test out scientific principles that are both fun and fascinating.

The stage area will feature performances in martial arts, jazz, puppeteering, singing and more.

Local service organizations will again be handling food concessions with all the favorite kid-friendly treats.

Parking for Arts in the Park will be offered for free at Potter Junior High, Live Oak Elementary and Maie Ellis Elementary. Continuous shuttles will operate from the schools to the park all day.


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