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[GreenYes] Educating Children about our environment
The Rockford Health System sponsored Kids' Castle is a "Fee Free" venue 
offering interactive and make-and-take activities for children and their 
families.  Past activities have included friendship bracelets, finger 
casting, sand art and a children's chess tournament. 

This year, we will be concentrating our efforts on environmental activities 
to enhance our new recycling program. Past activities have included 
friendship bracelets, finger casting, sand art and a children's chess 
tournament. Educating our children about the importance of protecting and 
preserving our environment is essential to the future of recycling and our 
environment. With your help, we will inspire children to recycle, purchase 
recycled products, and teach others to recycle as well. A domino effect will 
be created and gain momentum as each person learns the value of recycling and 
preserving our environment and continues to pass their knowledge on to 
others. 

As a Not-For-Profit organization, there is "no cost" to participate.  Your 
only requirement is to provide an interactive activity of your choice, 
required supplies and the appropriate volunteers to staff your area.

The Kid's Castle, located in the Wyman and Elm Street Parking Deck, is open 
Saturday and Sunday of the Festival from 11:30am to 6pm.  Last year this 
venue attracted approximately 2500 children each day.  Add to this number 
parents, grandparents and older siblings and your organization has the 
potential to be "seen" by up to 1000 people an hour!  This is an excellent 
opportunity to promote your organization to a large number of people, from 
all demographic backgrounds, in a fun filled environment. Kid's Castle set-up 
will begin on August 29, 2003 at 11am - 3pm and again on Saturday, August 30, 
2003 from 7am -10am.  Your set-up must be completed by 10am on Saturday, 
August 30, 2003.  No vehicles are allowed on Festival grounds during Festival 
hours, therefore any vehicles needed for set-up or tear-down, are only 
allowed access during scheduled set-up times or after Festival close each 
evening, 12pm on Saturday and 11pm on Sunday. 

On the Waterfront will provide: space necessary for your activity(s), 8' 
banquet tables, folding chairs, truck passes, access to trash receptacles, 
water, power, 1 activity sign, additional signage opportunities, overnight 
security, plus up to 25 Festival admission buttons, mention in Kids' Castle 
literature and advertisement, recognition in Festival literature, and the 
opportunity to place coupons, business cards or information in 3000 Kid's 
Castle participant bags.

Please contact me at 815-964-4388 if anyone is interested in participating or 
if you have any ideas for activities. Thank you for your help.

Sincerely, 
Karen King
On the Waterfront, Inc.
<A HREF="http://www.onthewaterfront.com/";>www.onthewaterfront.com</A>
 
Producer of Illinois's largest music festival, On the Waterfront, Inc. is a 
501(c)(3) organization whose mission is Community Advancement Through 
Celebration.
 
On the Waterfront has helped local Not-for-Profits raise over $7 million 
since 1986.




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