JCLS Children’s Festival

Release Date: June 7, 2013

Contact: Medford Children’s Department, 541-774-8678

The Storytelling Guild proudly presents their 47th annual Children’s Festival at the

Britt Gardens in Jacksonville

This magical three-day event will take place July 13 – 15 at the Britt Gardens in Jacksonville and is a guaranteed amazing day out for the entire family. The theme, “Dig Deep-Adventures Await!” was inspired by the Jackson County Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Dig into Reading.”

Children and adults can look forward to over 30 booths of hands-on arts and crafts and daily feeding of the beloved litter-eating dragons, Rosabelle and Pebbles. Older children will enjoy crafts such as candle making, pottery, and wood working while younger children will have a chance to make their own puppets, sand and easel art, and have their faces painted. The whole family can look forward to child-focused stage performances, yummy food from the Dragon Deli, and activities like storytelling on the hill. Enjoy stories read by local celebrities, including a few well known news anchors!

The festival runs for a total of 3 sessions over a three-day period:

Saturday, July 13, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Admission for all the adventure you can handle is $3 per day per person. The Storytelling Guild’s goal has always been to offer a wonderful day of entertainment and education while keeping the cost to families as low as possible.

This year’s festival promises to inspire children of all ages and will help The Guild continue its mission of instilling a love of reading in children; a gift that, if given in childhood, can last a lifetime.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, visit the Storytelling Guild Website, www.storytellingguild.org, visit the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/storytellingguild, or call the Medford Children’s Department at 541-774-8678.

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