Commissioner of Youth Affairs Maria Buncamper-Molanus, says she fully supports 2009 Childfest and encourages the community especially parents to partake in the Family Fun Day event which will take place on March 15 at Port de Plaisance.
A Red Carpet Gala Dinner and Silent Auction will also be held on March 14 at Rock house Restaurant, Port de Plaisance, in an effort to raise US$100,000 for intellectually challenged and needy children and youth in St. Maarten.
"I would like to commend the organizers for holding what will be the third Childfest event. The fest provides an opportunity for children to become directly involved in arts activities and presentations and is both educational and entertaining in its nature," Commissioner of Youth Affairs Maria Buncamper-Molanus told the Government Information Service (GIS).
There will be a wide variety of activities this year such as Jumping castles, categorized by age group; Pony rides; Petting zoo; Quad rides for adults and children; Boat charters which will offer brief lagoon cruises; Clay sculpting; Magician show; Clown entertainment; Little princess parlour, where girls can get pampered; Masssage parlour for adults; a tattoo artist; Photo booth for on site photo development; Balloon and artist face painting.
Last year the event raised US$86.700 which went to The Help Our Children Foundation, Special Olympics Foundation St. Maarten, Crystal Children’s Home, UJIMA Foundation, and University of St. Martin Hospitality programme.