Letter of thanks: Volunteers made festival possible

On behalf of the Kingman Parks & Recreation Department, I want to formally thank our amazing sponsors, volunteers and staff. The Oct. 25 event was financially supported by Preston Investments, the Tomlin Family, Wells Fargo, Taco Bell, Kingman Daily Miner, Safeway, R&R Jumps, McKee Foods (Little Debbie's), American Woodmark, Campbell Redi Mix, Smith's and Stockton Hill Animal Hospital.

Money that was donated provided prizes to our Costume Contest, Coloring Contest, and Pie Eating Contest winners as well as to help offset the cost of 400 pounds of candy and general supplies. The event included free game booths with candy to all who participated, costume contest for kids 3-12 years old, a pie-eating contest, candy in the hay, a cupcake walk, hay rides, jump houses, arts and crafts and many great prizes.

This event could not have been operated without the help of the many volunteers that gave their Saturday afternoon to help run all of the activities and contests provided. Over 50 volunteers and staff made the day's activities run successfully. A special thank you to the Kingman High School HSU Club, FBLA, Robotics, Skills USA, in addition to the KAOL High School volleyball team and students from Lee Williams High School. Thank you to friends and family and the city of Kingman employees who gave their time to help our department succeed. Again, thank you to all and I truly appreciate your time and assistance!

This was the eighth year for the city to host the Annual Fall Festival and will continue to do so with great people like our volunteers and sponsors. This year's event had approximately 3,000 people in attendance throughout the afternoon.

Yvonne Cossio

Recreation Superintendent

Kingman Parks & Recreation