Drive-up Donation event a success

By 
Kathleen Gilluly
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Members of the Renaissance Fair joined with the Kids Kingdom Rebuild team to add color and help fundraise last Saturday. The group was a big hit with attendees. The Renaissance Fair will be Labor Day weekend this year and is at Zoo Montana. More information about this year’s fair can be found at http://www.montanarenfest.com.

Members of the Renaissance Fair joined with the Kids Kingdom Rebuild team to add color and help fundraise last Saturday. The group was a big hit with attendees. The Renaissance Fair will be Labor Day weekend this year and is at Zoo Montana. More information about this year’s fair can be found at http://www.montanarenfest.com.

Renaissance Fair enthusiasts took over Kids Kingdom last Saturday in an effort to help raise funds to rebuild the playground. According to volunteer Kara Thomae, the group helped garner $3,000 in donations during the event.

“It was a delight to have the Renaissance Festival group join us,” she said. “There were families, elves, sword fighters, kings, queens, drummers and belly dancers. They really added to our event and we can’t thank them enough!” Ken Haak, aka Ken the Humble, organized the members who were excited for the opportunity to gather again. Their Renaissance Fair is planned over Labor Day weekend and will be held at Zoo Montana as always. More information about this year’s fair can be found at http:// www.montanarenfest.com.

Thomae said that a number of volunteers helped make Saturday’s event a success. The Girl Scouts of Laurel made signs and spent time walking up and down 1st Avenue advertising the event, and other supporters have been working on the next fundraiser.

“The Kids Kingdom Rebuild team is currently doing a raffle until April 24th,” Thomae said. “Lyndsey Archila, owner of Hair on Main, offered to head up this fundraiser as she and her family use this playground all the time. She has collected about 20 baskets and gift certificates donated from individuals, groups, and small businesses in the area.” The baskets are on display at Hair on Main and there will be tickets sales outside various businesses on several Saturdays leading up to the drawing. Tickets may also be purchased at Hair on Main, State Farm Insurance and Grace Bible Church.

Folks can also help by purchasing “Castle Sales” at The Yogurt Shop and the new Main Street Perk coffee shop. Castles can be purchased for $1, $5, or $10. Upon making this donation, purchasers can have their name placed on the businesses’ castle where it will be displayed.

Interested donors can also visit the Laurel Community Foundation website at www. laurelcommunity.org to make an online donation.

The rebuild team has collected $36,000 to date. Their goal is to raise $150,000 to replace the aging playground equipment at the park.

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