On Saturday, June 22, Creative Action will present its Summer Pageant in the Park celebrating “How our Food Grows,” a parade of puppets and music through the SFC Farmers’ Market downtown. And you’re invited!
Bring the kids early to make paper-plate watermelon shakers, watch the parade, enjoy the music and join in! They’ll also learn more about healthy, local foods. The event promises to be a fun, interactive event for children of all ages.
The Summer Pageant in the Park is the culmination of a summer program for under-served students from East Austin elementary schools, Blanton and Maplewood. All summer long, students from these schools work with a local professional artist who employs creativity, field trips, guest speakers from local farms and more – all to teach them about the importance of the environment and climate and its effect on our access to fresh, local, affordable and healthy food.
“By the time the Summer Pageant comes along, the children are so excited and proud to show off their work,” says Karen LaShelle, executive and creative director of Creative Action. “This is one of our favorite things to do because it combines creativity and performance with a positive understanding about farming and healthy eating.”
WHAT: Summer Pageant in the Park
WHEN: Students will gather at 10 a.m. to march in the Grand Procession of the Seasons, which last approximately 20 minutes.
WHERE: Downtown Farmer’s Market at Republic Square Park, 422 W. Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78701
WHO: FREE and open to the public, which is invited to join in the procession, celebrating food, farming and the four seasons.
Volunteers needed! Help prepare materials, rebuild puppets, set-up, clean-up, march and guide children through their food journey! For more information and to sign up, click here.