By Kayleen Holder
What’s a super hero? Well it depends on who you ask. As an aunt of a little girl named Audrey Capps, who is battling a disease with no known cure, I have met lots of superheroes lately, who have donated their time or funds to help save her life. To help find a cure for her and other A-T warriors.
The love of our small town has never been more beautiful than it is at local benefits like Audrey’s. I smiled one day as I thought about how we don’t have any movie theatres or big events around here, but instead there is a benefit for a local family in need almsot every weekend. That’s how we like to spend our time…helping others.
When you are facing a rare nuerological disease like A-T, your family, friends, and community (aka superheroes) are your biggest advocates.
Here are 3 little facts about A-T: #1 One in three kids with A-T develop cancer, and many experts beleive that if we find a cure for A-T, we may also find a cure for some types of cancer. #2 There are more people in Texas battling A-T than any other state. #3 There is no cure or treatment for A-T and we and the A-T Children’s Project are doing everything we can to change that!
If you want to help us find that cure, join us at Devine Acres this Saturday, April 15.
The big benefit will kick off with a Princess and Protectors (superheroes Fun Run Some Run) at 8:30, followed by a chance to meet some of the kiddos favorite princesses like Elsa and Anna and Moana, Power Rangers and Paw Patrol characters and much much more.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ATCP.org/Audrey for the event this Saturday April 15 at Devine Acres.
Kiddos participating in the fun run race will get some special “backstage VIP time” with Elsa & Anna, Moana, and Ariel until the show starts.
Devine Acres will open the farm at 10 am.
8:30 AM- Fun Run kicks off
9:30 AM- Kiddos in the Fun Run get VIP time with the princesses
10:00- Silent Auction and glidder and gun drawings open
10 AM- Devine Acres Farm Opens to public with 50+ fun activities for kids and families (tickets $10)
10:30 AM SHOW- The San Antonio Singing Princesses will take the stage for an interactive performance which includes them singing all of your favorite movie songs. Right afterward there will be a meet and greet and more fun with Elsa & Anna, Ariel, and Moana until 12:30.
10 AM-1PM- Your favorite Paw Patrol and Power Rangers will also be there to meet and greet with the kiddos.
Balloon Swords & Tiaras and Face Painting
We will have a baloon artist making balloon swords and tiaras as kiddos visit with the princeses and characters. There will also be face painters there in the shaded area where the performance takes place.
Your tickets into the farm also include entry into the farm which has 50+ family fun activities such as the giant jumping pad, hayrides, several playgrounds, a race track, barnyard animals, and much more. You can purchase extra activities such as fishing, barrel train, gem stone mining and more.
The whole family will enjoy the Concert Under the Stars in the evening with live music by Keith Lutz and also the Drug Store Cowboys to top the night off.
See ticket info below.
**Food/Drinks/BBQ Plates will also be for sale as well as a GIANT silent & live auction with dozens of great prizes!!!!
Check out some of the silent auction, live auction, and raffle items and come place your bid this Saturday.
Admission is $10 (2 & under free) and includes over 40 activities: hayride, giant jump pad, barnyard, playgrounds, duck races, scarecrow dressing, giant bubble station, spider web, tin bucket golf & barnyard bowling just to name a few…
Some optional activities are additional and are available to purchase at the farm:
Barrel train- $2, Catch-n-release fishing (we provide everything you need) $5, Gemstone mining $8, and Animal feed $2.
Great food and drink also available for purchase. We have cheeseburgers, pizza, hot dogs, nachos, frito pie & more! Fountain drinks, tea, lemonade, bottled water, beer & wine.
BBQ Plates will be sold from 5:00 to 7:00 pm like last year, dine in or take to go.
The activities on the farm will be available from 10am-5pm.
We will begin to transition for the evening events from 5-6:00. Families are welcome to stay for the candelight ceremony, live auction and dance down at our Rose Theatre area on the back of the farm; however, we will be shutting down all the farm activities that are staffed at 5 pm.
By Kayleen Holder