First YMCA / Richmond Kiwanis Fall Festival

Piddle Johnson, president of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, demonstrates her face painting skills at the First YMCA / Richmond Kiwanis Fall Festival held at the Telford YMCA

Admission to the event was a can of food for the Kentucky River Foothills food bank or a gently used Halloween costume for a costume exchange. Hundreds of cans of food were collected at the festival. See here with some of the food are Brenda Blankenship (left), treasurer of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, and Beth Thompson, past president of the Richmond Kiwanis Club.

One of the major providers of assistance in running the event were members of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at Eastern Kentucky University. here the girls help festival participants make hand prints - and then clean up after the process.

A large number of sponsors provided support for this event. Here the talking fireman is provided by the Madison County Fire Department

One of the attractions to the event were the door prizes. Names of the children were dropped into a box at the beginning of the event and then prizes were awarded at the conclusion of the festival. A boy's bicycle and a girl's bicycle, outfitted with a helmet, a noisemaker and training wheels, and many other prizes were provided by festival supporters including the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, Superior Heating and Air Conditioning.

Ronald McDonald was also on hand to demonstrate a variety of magic tricks for the participants.

One of the more unusual athletic events was spitting pumpkin seeds for distance and accuracy

And of course their were lots of art projects - with grandmothers help - of course

Here Kiwanian Patrick McMahon helps with the turkey toss.

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