From 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, community members are invited to The University of Findlay’s Koehler Recreation Complex on North Main Street for activities, games and crafts for the entire family as part of the Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).
Admission is $2 for community members and free for kids. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to CMNH. According to Libby Stults, Dance Marathon director at UF, the University’s goal is to raise $5,000. Donations may be made online: www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/dancemarathonfindlay
During Community Hours, kids can enjoy a bounce house, corn hole, beanbag toss, balloon darts and more. A DJ will be on site providing music entertainment. At a craft station, Christmas ornaments will be decorated as Miracle hot air balloons. For $5, visitors can participate in the Balloon Burst fundraiser; each balloon holds a prize worth at least $5, such as a gift card or coupon.
A local family who has benefited from the Miracle Network will share their story, and visitors also can write notes to other Miracle Children, whose biographies will be posted to read.
The Dance Marathon is from noon – 8 p.m., with closing ceremonies at 7 p.m.
“Leading up to Dance Marathon, the planning committee is hosting a few fundraisers including a bake sale, a BBQ Crawl at City Barbeque and registration days,” said Stults. “Students who register as dancers are encouraged to have their family and friends donate to their fundraising page. We have raised the majority of our money through family and friend donations.”