The Red Hot Children's Fiesta is the largest child development resource fair in southwest New Mexico! Wild things will be roaming the Fiesta on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Built/Penny park, 1305 N. Grant St.
This year the Fiesta is partnering with the Gila River Festival to bring all the diverse wildlife and water fun our local river has to offer families.
The Fiesta is FREE and every child that participates gets a prize.
This year the Fiesta is sponsored by a partnership with the Grant County Community health Council and Gila Regional medical Center's Community Health Partnerships.
For more information call (575) 388-1198 ext. 10
A little about the Fiesta: Grant County agencies, organizations and groups offering services to families join together to sponsor fun activities for children--face painting, puppet-making, obstacle courses, dinosaur digs, bubble blowing, and craft making--while handing out useful information to the parents/guardians of the children.
LifeQuest Early Intervention initiated the event over a decade ago and the Children's Life Cycle took over the Fiesta in 2005, which continues to be incredibly successful with more 2,300 residents participating last year in the day-long fiesta at Penny Park. Now, The Family Resiliency Community Action Team (FICCS) of the Health Council is overseeing the fiesta. FICCS is focusing its energy on bringing families together to play (as it builds bonds in families and keeps them unified).
The Health Council feels the Red Hot Children's Fiesta is an important event for children to get out and play and for parents to learn about the services available in our county.
(Top left) The Community Partnership for Children with Alice Jones, offered the Wet Head Game where chidlren and parents take turns pulling plugs until the unfortunate one gets drenched!
(Middle right) Children make sombreros at the Health Council booth to remind them of the importance of wearing a hat in our sunny western weather to prevent skin cancer!
(Bottom right) Ann Marra, of LifeQuest Early Intervention that founded the fiesta, helps children create colorful butterflies! The LifeQuest activity is always a big draw, and their activities are a screening tool for children with developmental delays to offer services to families in a friendly environment.
(Middle Right) A child traverses the Daredevil Obstacle Course, sponsored by the WNMU Occupational Therapy students, which is always a favorite of children who attend the fiesta.
(Middle Left) In 2010, the Fiesta joined with the Gila River Festival to remind children the valuable resource flowing through our local forest. Zoo To You visted with lots of animals for the children to enjoy!
Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 09:33