CLAFLIN — Eight years ago when Kylee Kasselman and her parents, Kyle and Melinda, decided to celebrate her 8th birthday with a little fall festival at the family farm in rural Claflin, they never dreamed that by the time she reached 15 the event would have become a much larger annual event. Kylee has graciously and generously donated all of the proceeds from each event to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
The event now known as the 8th Annual Fall Fun Festival has grown by leaps and bounds and has raised thousands of dollars for the local foundation. This year’s event will also benefit Camp Hope, a camp held each summer at Camp Aldrich for children from all over Kansas and western Missouri who have or have had cancer.
The festival will be held this Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the Kasselman farm located, from Claflin 3 miles west on Hwy 4 to the Camp Aldrich blacktop, 1 mile south and 1/4 mile east. Those coming from the Claflin area will need to take the detour.
Activities for the event have also increased and changed each year to include 2 bounce houses, a velcro wall, petting zoo, paint balls, pony cart rides, horse drawn wagon rides, therapy horses, barrel train rides, sack races, duck races, golf, hay jump, candy scramble, pumpkin slingshot, duck pond, tattoos, hay jump and much more. There will be several clowns available to create balloon art. Pumpkins and gourds raised by the Kasselman family will also be available for purchase. There will be popcorn and snow cones as well as hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos, beverages, homemade snacks.
“We are so very grateful to the Kasselman family for holding this wonderful family event for Kans for Kids again this year. We also appreciate all those individuals who volunteer their time and energy to make this event the success that it is,” stated Anne Beck, Kans for Kids president.
For more information contact Kans for Kids at 620-653-2210.