CLAFLIN — Future children of Barton County that receive a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday back in 2006 was, rather than having a birthday party, to have a fall festival at her parent’s farm to raise money for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
The success of that first event led the Kasselman family to continue the Fall Fun Festival every year for the next six years. This year’s event will be even bigger and better and will include many of the popular activities from past years with new activities added this year.
Tickets remain 50 cents each. Activities requiring one ticket will be: TWO bounce houses, paint-ball-gun target shoot, hay jump, Ring Around the Pumpkin, tattoos, Pitcher-Pump Duck races, pumpkin sling shot, and many more games.
There will be a free petting zoo, a clown, and pumpkins and gourds grown by the Kasselman family will be for sale.
The only events requiring three tickets will be pony cart rides and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Concessions will be available for $1 each or two tickets and will include: hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pop and water, homemade snacks and cookies.
“This is a great opportunity for families to spend a fun-filled fall afternoon in the country and at the same time help area kids with cancer,” said Kans for Kids Director, Duane Reif. “We are so grateful to the Kasselman family and all the volunteers that put this event on each year. There is an overwhelming amount of time and effort that go into this amazing event. We’re very blessed to live in central Kansas among so many generous and compassionate people.”
Parking will be available at the farm this year. Directions to the Kasselman Farm are from Claflin, 3 miles west on Hwy 4 to the Camp Aldrich blacktop, 1 mile south and 1/4 mile east.