15th Annual Little Folks Festival set for April 30

Stokes Partnership for Children (SPC) will host the fifteenth annual Little Folks Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Walnut Cove Elementary School in Walnut Cove, N.C., from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Little Folks Festival is a school readiness forum for young children and families, with a focus on early care and education, literacy, family support and health. County organizations, non-profits and businesses set up booths featuring their programs and services making the festival a perfect venue for community information sharing. Best of all it offers a variety of fun activities for young children, including special appearances by costume characters, indoor/outdoor activities, free food, free books, games and prizes. There is no charge for admission. Donations are accepted.

Sponsored by the Stokes County Arts Council, the Brothers Brothers Band will perform live bluegrass music with special performances geared just for the kids. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided by the Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council. Kids will be able to climb aboard the big yellow school bus and visit a pre-kindergarten classroom.

Tickets will be sold for chances to win a 2-wheel scooter from Kaplan Early Learning Company. This scooter is well built and designed to last, with a value of over $150. All proceeds benefit programs for young children.

SPC partners with other community agencies to offer the Little Folks Festival, including the Stokes Family YMCA, the Stokes County Schools, the Children’s Center, YMCA Camp Hanes and the Forsyth Tech Early Childhood Program. As a part of this collaboration, the Stokes Family YMCA will host their Healthy Kids Day jointly with the Little Folks Festival.

Stokes Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization led by local volunteers, designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Stokes County. SPC administers Smart Start funds and the NC Pre-K program from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age birth to five and their families, is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children, educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions. For more information visit www.stokespfc.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 336-985-2676.