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Kingman Letters: Thank you to all who made Fall Festival a success

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Karley Reed (right) throws a beanbag for the Tip-a-Cup game during the Kingman Parks and Recreation's annual Fall Festival at Centennial Park last month. The event included games, costume contests for kids, a hay ride and more.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Karley Reed (right) throws a beanbag for the Tip-a-Cup game during the Kingman Parks and Recreation's annual Fall Festival at Centennial Park last month. The event included games, costume contests for kids, a hay ride and more.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Thank you to all who supported the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department's Fall Festival.

On behalf of the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department, I want to take a moment to formally thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and staff who put forth the effort in this year's event to help make it as successful as it was. The Oct. 29 event was financially sponsored and supported by Preston Investments, the Tomlin Family, Wells Fargo, Venture Club, Taco Bell, Kingman Daily Miner, Safeway, R & R Jumps, Cascades Tissue Group, Campbell Redi Mix, Just For Kids Dentistry, Arizona Sign Company, and American Woodmark.

Money that was donated provided prizes to our Costume Contest and Pie Eating Contest winners. The event also included over 20 free game booths with candy to all who participated, candy in the hay, a cupcake walk, hayrides, jump houses, pumpkin rolling, arts and crafts, and many great prizes.

This event could not have been operated without the help of the many volunteers who gave their Saturday afternoon to help run game booths, the cupcake walk, and candy in the hay, or assist with jump houses or with any of our many contests. This event took over 60 volunteers and staff to make the day's activities run successfully with the proper help that each activity needed. I'd like to give a special thank you to the Kingman High School HSU Club and the S-Club, the Venture Club, and to the many individuals along with city of Kingman employees who volunteered their time. Again, thank you to all who volunteered; I truly appreciate your time and assistance!

I also want to congratulate the winners in the costume contests and coloring contests. In the costume contest for 3 to 4 years, winners were Isabell Lindsey, Ysabell Gregonis, Savannah Tataryn, Rileigh Worthington, Lariahis Desiderio, Violet Gilbert, Aurora Minton, Jenison Smith and unknown. In the 5 to 6 years, winners were Aspen Johnson, Sierra Back, Ayveryana Pettway, Luchia McKinnar, Hailey Rafferty, Ian Acton, Dillon Ingram, Reilly File, and Aidan Jackson. In the 7 to 9 years division, winners were Samantha Rainwater, Jamie Valenzuela, Trin Terlesky, Reid Schickner, Mariahis Desiderian, Cayden Pettway, Avery Carter, Eliza Telford, and Aspen Martinez. In the 10 to 12 years, winners were Corbin Reynolds, Aspen Jackson, Corbin Jordison, Mark Feil, Marlene Rosario, Lance Sepulveda, Kylea Beaver, Courtney Smith, and Dillan Gonzalez.

In addition, I want to thank all those teachers who gave their students the coloring sheets to our annual Halloween Coloring Contest and to those children who participated. We received approximately 2,000 coloring sheets from student in grades K-5 and awarded three students in every grade.

The following is a list of our winners: kindergarten, Ethan Nichols, Blake Mosby, Ashley Gil; first grade, Kalaeb, Eliza Steffensen and Annalee; second grade, Alexandra Bensel, Beyance Lozano and CJ Antuna; third grade, Megan, Amya Sellers, and Abbey Seavey; fourth grade, Levi Beckham, Shania Kassell and Tessa Geddes; fifth grade, Felicity Wyatt, Courtney Janney and Caitlin Quintal. Winners received a coloring book, crayons, colored pencils, and a kid's meal to Taco Bell. All prizes have been delivered to the child's school and given to their teacher for distribution.

This was the fifth year for the city to host the annual Fall Festival and we will continue to do so with great volunteers and sponsors. This year's event had approximately 2,500 people in attendance throughout the day.

Once again thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and to those who participated in the day's activities.

Yvonne Cossio

Recreation Superintendent

Kingman Parks and Recreation