The event took place Dec. 16 at the indoor section of the Shed, a facility adjacent to the motorcycle dealership. Youngsters and their families enjoyed bean bag toss, a cake walk, Tic Tac Toe, Putt Putt golf, ping pong, face painting by "Hats" the clown and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
Festival attendees also enjoyed horse-drawn wagon rides around the dealership property and a photographer took childrens pictures with Santa and his Harley. There was no admission charge and everyone who brought an unwrapped present for New Hope Childrens Advocacy Center received 10 free game tickets. The party was a benefit for the center.
The festival was designed not only to raise funds, but support and
awareness for the New Hope center, a non-profit, private agency that
serves physically and sexually abused children. The centers
mission is to serve children through prevention, community education
and intervention. New Hope personnel and volunteers use the facility
for such tasks as interviewing, completing medical exams, counseling
and other services needed by the child and the non-offending family
members in order to offer a less traumatic, home-like setting.