Summer brings lots of warm weather, good barbecues, and church festivals. This past weekend, Team Smiley visited two outstanding local parish festivals, and we had a great time at both!
On Friday, we headed up to Wexford, PA to attend the St. Alexis Parish Festival. This yearly church celebration turned out to be one of our favorite events! With some great help from our contact Chris H., we set up our Cookie Cruiser and cookie decorating tent right at the heart of the festival, where we were able to watch all of the young dancers perform on stage. Smiley even got in on the action and danced with some of the participants! Our cookie decorating station was a hit, thanks to all of the kids who stopped by to enjoy the fun activities. With great food, fun games, and a wonderful crowd, Smiley and his team had an unforgettable experience!
The following day, we visited the St. Athanasius Church Festival in Pittsburgh. We were surrounded by good food, fresh baked goods and produce, and some great people. With this being our first time at St. Athanasius, we didn't know what to expect. After about five minutes of being there, we realized that it was going to be an awesome evening. We met all kinds of children who were very eager to decorate their own Smiley Cookies, and boy, did they show us how to make a Smiley face! After a little bit of rain, Smiley stopped by the festival to visit and play some games. He met people of all ages and even got his picture taken with West View police officers!
In all, we had a fabulous weekend, and we want to thank all of the festival volunteers who made us feel right at home!
Ethan & Leah