9th Annual Children's Festival

Over 350 people took part in Delaware Opportunities Inc. 9th Annual Children’s Festival on June 28th.  The theme was “A Moving Child is a Learning Child”.  Both children aged 6 weeks to 10 years old, and caregivers, had fun taking part in the various activities that were offered.
Parents, child care providers and teachers went home with many ideas on creative ways to keep children moving and learning.  A few of the activities were using birdseed for a sensory table; playing with paths and ramps; sculpting with sand foam; and creating an obstacle course.
Children were able to get behind the wheel in Delhi Fire Department’s ladder truck while the volunteers answered questions.  NYS Trooper Kelly Snyder and her K-9, Milton, wowed festival participants with their K-9 presentation.  Information about all of Delaware Opportunities programs were available.  Refreshments were served during the 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. event.
The festival was free to the public.  Delaware Opportunities thanks the following community businesses and organizations for their contributions in making this year’s Children’s Festival such a great success.  Grants were received from the O’Connor Foundation in Delhi and from Core Values of Stamford.  Generous donations were received from Freisland Campina DOMO, Thomson Trust, Clark Companies, Sportsfield Specialties, All-Out Party Rentals, Delaware National Bank of Delhi, Community Bank, Sidney Federal Credit Union, Country Store Youth Foundation, Benson Realty of Oneonta, BJ’s of Oneonta, Hannaford, Bramley’s Insurance Company, Stewart’s, Tops of Stamford, Chobani, Curtis Lumber, Walton McDonald’s, Big M of Walton, and the Walton
Movie Theater.  We would like to extend our sincere thanks for their time and efforts to the volunteers of the Delhi Fire Department and to NYS Trooper Kelly Snyder and Milton from Troop C.
Plans are underway for next year’s 10th Annual Children’s Festival.  For more information on this event contact Delaware Opportunities Inc. Child Care Resource and Referral at (607) 746-1620 or (877) 746-2279, or by email at daycare@delawareopportunities.org or visit our website at www.delawareopportunities.org.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Like us on Facebook: Delaware Opportunities Inc.