CLAFLIN — Over 700 people enjoyed a perfect fall afternoon at the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival for Kans for Kids. Kids of all ages played games, jumped and slid in two bounce houses, shot paintballs, rode wagons pulled by Clydsdales, visited the petting zoo, enjoyed rides in a 5-car-barrel train, had balloon hats and animals made by a clown, enjoyed meals and snacks and much more, and at the same time, helped raise funds for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
The brainchild of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday in 2006, the event has grown each year since. With a great deal of support from family, friends and volunteers, the event has increased in success each year. Though more activities are added each year, tickets have remained $.50 each. The 2012 Fall Fun Festival, held on Sept. 30, Kylee’s 14th birthday, raised over $8,200 for Kans for Kids and will provide both financial and emotional support for Barton County children living with cancer.
According to Kans for Kids representatives, “We just can’t thank the Kasselman family and all the volunteers enough for this fantastic event. It’s such a fun-filled event. We are blessed to live in Barton County where people are so very generous and have such big hearts.”
Kans for Kids is currently assisting 10-year-old Kadin White, Great Bend, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He is the son of Dustin and Briana White.