Entertainment for the masses at ‘Day in the Park’
For Sarah Molaro, working for six years on the former “Unite For Youth” event – which combined entertainment with increasing awareness of area organizations – became the catalyst for Saturday’s “Day in the Park” event.
As a teen, the Grass Valley native used entertainment to raise awareness of Nevada County organizations via “Unite For Youth,” a day of entertainment designed for teens with numerous informational tables from community organizations thrown into the mix.
A mother for the last three-and-a-half years, the 23-year-old Molaro believes that such an event can be designed for the entire family – from babies to grandparents – hence the inaugural “Day in the Park” event Saturday at Condon Park. Molaro is with Sierra Nevada Children’s Services and its Parent Leadership Council, which sponsors the event in conjunction with the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Saturday’s event includes entertainment geared for younger children in the morning and acts geared for teens and older audience members in the afternoon.
“Something like this is pretty unique because we’re including the younger children and the teens to bring together the whole family,” Molaro said.
“We’re using this opportunity of entertainment to educate the public about youth beneficiary programs in the community. We have nonprofit organizations as well as county organizations providing information at ‘Day in the Park.’ That’s what’s so exciting – so many people coming together.”
Among the organizations providing information are Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Sierra Adoption Services and KARE Crisis Center.
All entertainers have donated their time to “Day in the Park.” Some of the organizations have donated services for the raffle, which will assist the skateboard park there.
The Parent Leadership Council will sell popcorn and baked goods. Food vendors will sell meal items, snacks and beverages all day.
“Everyone’s local; the whole thing is about bringing the community together,” Molaro added.
KNOW & GO
WHAT: “Day in the Park”
WHEN: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Condon Park, 660 Minnie St., Grass Valley
ADMISSION: $2 for inside activities. Free for outdoor activities. Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.
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