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June 16, 2010 - 3:17pm

KidZone to be introduced at Ramble Fest this year

posted by James Barcomb in arts, music, Ramble Music & Arts Fest, Fest, kidzone, committee.

Topics discussed at the final meeting of the Ramble Fest committee on Monday ranged from a guitar raffle to the introduction of a child-friendly area.

The organizers noted that a raffle for an acoustic electric guitar is made possible by the generosity of Roxy’s Music Store. They expressed concern about the potential for families not to show up during the July 4th weekend. But they are jazzed about the introduction the Ramble KidZone.

The zone will host a wide variety of activities just for kids, including, but not limited to, bubble art, a bounce house, face painting, a portable tennis game, and an appearance from the Muckdogs mascot.

According to committee member Kim Argenta, the KidZone will be present so that kids can have a good time and celebrate art.

Fellow committee member Sue Gagne came up with the idea, believing it would keep the Ramble Fest more family-oriented.

The Ramble KidZone will be open at the City Church parking lot from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

The Ramble Arts & Music Fest, featuring performances from The Ghost Riders, Penny Whiskey, and more, will take place at Jackson Square from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. More information can be found at www.ramblemusic.com.

George Richardson
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Is this a drop off, paid daycare area for parents? I hope so, and I'm not encouraging people to dump their kids but Mommy and Daddy need a few hours to breath each weekend too. If that's not part of the plan, it needs to be. A nominal fee of 5 to 10 dollars an hour, per child, would prevent any abuses and still provide a tremendous service to many deserving young couples who need some time out. Just my two unsolicited cents worth. I've been there and I'm never going back.
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Well maybe mommy and daddy should be able to pay for daycare! I was hoping this would be an area for parents to keep their kids away from the drinking adults. Go to darien lake and watch the parents who have to be told again and again to get off the blasted carrousel with their stack of beer containers by a 16 year old. Why why why do parents take their kids to these events and get slobbering drunk. It turns my stomach! And yet you see it every weekend in the summer!
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My new fencing club, En Garde: Batavia, will also be at the Kids Zone Ramble. There will be equipment available to try your hand at fencing and an interactive demonstration from 1-2 PM. For more information on the club - the website is EnGardeBatavia.com. As for the daycare, I am offering summer fencing camps from 9 AM - 4 PM at the club. Again, http://www.engardebatavia.com/programs/summer-camp.

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