Kate’s Kart 9th Annual Free Ice Cream Social

 Kate’s Kart 9th Annual Free Ice Cream Social

This event is open to the public, and will feature free ice cream, pony rides, kiddie games and prizes, inflatables, rides, plus live, family-friendly music and entertainment.  All activities and performances are free, with donations accepted at the gate to support the organization’s mission.  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. 

Kate's Kart is a not-for-profit organization that supplies free books to hospitalized children to keep for their enjoyment.  Through the gifting of new books, Kate’s Kart strives to provide a distraction to children experiencing life in a hospital setting.  Kate's Kart was founded in 2008 by the Layman family in memory of their daughter, Katherine Anne Layman (affectionately known to family and friends as "Baby Kate").

In just under 9 years, the organization has grown to service 18 Northeast Indiana hospitals via 28 book karts.  A team of 100 volunteers, plus additional hospital staff give away over 3,000 brand new books every month to hurting, scared or bored children in the hospital.  To date, over 158,000 books have brought smiles, distraction and hope to hospitalized children and their families.

 

Location: Riverside Gardens, 14701 Schwartz Road, Leo, IN 46765

 

Start Time: 11am

 

End Time: 3pm

 

 

Contact Name: Cheryl Shaw

 

Contact E-mail:  cheryl@kateskart.org

 

Contact Phone Number: 260-999-6173

 

Website and-or Facebook link:  www.kateskart.org

Location: Riverside Gardens, 14701 Schwartz Road, Leo, IN 46765