"The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least 
of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."     
Matthew 25:40 


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 Children's Festival 2011    -    "MOOving Milk to Places of Need"

Be prepared to milk your adventure for all its worth as we raise funds to support MCC's milk programs! Targeted programs are Jordan's Milk Distribution Program and Kenya's Goats for Milk Program. Our goal is to raise $7,150 which will equal 100,100 cups of milk! How many cups will you sponsor while you have fun?

Putting it into perspective:

Every dime raised = one cup of milk created through powdered milk.
Every dollar raised = one pound skim milk.
$35 buys a female goat for the milk project in Kenya.

$7,000 = 140 50-pound bags of dry milk = 98,000 cups of milk
If we raise $7,150 that will equal 100,100 cups of milk!
Look at the impact we can have!!

Read more about how escalating costs are affecting the goat project in Jordan.


"BURNNIE is Coming!"
Don't miss Burnnie T. Bunny's 
special appearance at the Carnival.

See Burnnie at the free show at 2:35 pm in the outside foyer just after the booths close!


The JUST FOR FUN AUCTION will begin at 
9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. This auction is for one and all who like having fun. This is not an event just for young kids any more.  



 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

You can buy a $5 Play-All-Day bracelet at the Kiddy Corner or you can pay as you play.

Pick your favorite booth! The Players' Choice Award is presented by
Valentino's of Sioux Falls.

These are some booths that are planned:

  • Dunking Fun 
    Sponsored by Salem Mennonite Church Youth 
    Staffed by youth from the Salem Mennonite Youth Group
    Cost: $1 for 3 balls

  • Toss and Pop
    Toss a dime at three milk cans (two sizes) at various positions. A dime a toss = a cup of milk! 
    Sponsored by Swan Lake Christian Camp
    Cost: 10 cents per play (3 successful plays win), $1 a bag for popcorn for adults
    Prizes: Books

  • Join the Herd!  A Milk Version of the Old-Time Carnival Jail
    A modern and milk version of the old-time carnival jail. Customers pay to have a cow bell hung around the neck of a recipient who then has to pay to return the bell. 
    Sponsored by Cowbell.com 
    Staffed by Calvin Janssen and friends. 
    Cost: $1 per bell (A buck a bell!)
    Prizes are stickers.

  • Milk Maze
    Work your way through a maze of milk cartons interspersed with small posters with information about the milk programs along with clues. Then each person going through the maze can register a guess as to how many cups of milk are represented in the maze (i.e. how many cups of milk would the number of gallons and half gallons hold).
    Sponsored by Sioux Falls' Walmart Supercenter on Louise Avenue
    Staffed by Bethel Mennonite Youth, Mountain Lake, MN
    Cost: 20 cents
    Prize: The best guess winner will receive a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

  • Milk Carton Fun - Craft Table:
    Join the fun and make a bird house or bird feeder from milk cartons. 
    Cost: $1 per carton if made by a child, $5 per already made carton
    This booth will be staffed both Friday night and Saturday

  • Make the World Ring - Bean Bag Toss
    Have fun throwing cows at cowbells! 10 cents a cow ball.
    Sponsored by the Carlson Family
    Staffed by Christ Community Church Youth Group
    Cost: 10 cents a beanbag
    Prizes: Books plus other things

  • Cow Tipping
    Use water guns (or shooters of any kind - whatever we find) to "tip" the cow. 
    Sponsored by Oriental Trading Company
    Staffed by Salem Zion Mennonite Youth
    Cost: 10 cents a shot
    Prizes: Books and other prizes

  • Youth Archery Shoot - How's your aim?
    Sponsored and staffed by South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks.
    Cost: $1 for 12 year olds and up, 50 cents for 11 years old and younger
    This booth will be open Friday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Kiddy Corner
    There will be great treasures to be purchased here all day.
    Sponsored and staffed by Friends of the MinnKota Sale
    Cost: None

  • Smiley Faces - Face Painting
    Sponsored and staffed by Mennonite Youth
    Cost: 50 cents




     Don't forget PENNY POWER FUN.  All spare change is accepted and can be fun to collect.  Use cups, milk cartons, milk jugs and milk cans.  Learn more at www.pennypower.org 


Every penny counts! 
All proceeds from the Just For Fun Auction, Penny Power, and the Children's Festival will go directly to fund milk programs for those in need.


Church and Civic groups, Sunday School classes and families -  we need your help to create and man either a craft or activity booth. Be a witness for God's love for His people. See how you can help. 


    Thanks to the hard work and generosity of many, the debut of the 2010 Minn-Kota Children's Festival was a huge success. The festival, including the Penny Power, raised over $7,200 for earthquake victims worldwide.

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