The day couldn’t have been more perfect!  It was beautiful outside, a bigger crowd than last year, no one was throwing candy at kids, the parents and kiddos were having a blast!  I had a blast handing out the medals to the race and costume winners, mingling with all of the people at the booths, talking with people attending the event, bringing kids on stage to show off their talents at the talent show, getting my back massaged at the Hurley Chiropractic booth, got eye brows painted on, ate some great food, met cool fire fighters and police from Conway, bought some Scentsy purdy smelling stuff, and MUCH more!!!  It was a VERY busy day.  I have to say it was priceless to have a 7 or 8 year old kiddo ask me, ‘Do you know any real comedians?’.  I started laughing and looked up to see that his Mom (a FaceBook friend) had put him up to it.  VERY FUNNY!!!  Speaking of, yes I did sprinkle some comedy throughout the event as always and I love hearing all of that laughter.  I do love making people laugh but loving knowing that we are doing what we can to protect children against abuse and neglect is what it is REALLY all about.

Kidsfest / Superhero Race is a day recognizing child abuse prevention month and celebrating our children and strong families. The event includes a 5k fun run, 1k superhero run (for children under 10 years who dress up in superhero costumes) and a kids music festival which features children’s choirs, bands, dance teams, cheer teams and baton twirlers from across the county. The downtown Conway park is filled with children’s activities including bounce house, face painting, superhero snacks and more.  The event was put on by the organization called Children’s Advocacy Alliance,   It was located at Simon Park in Conway, Arkansas.

The Super Hero race started early in the morning and the Kidfest was kicked off by the flag brigade from BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse),   The talent included:  Ellen Smith Choir, Sonshine Academy, Julia Lee Moore Choir, Blackbird Academy, Ida Burns Elementary School Choir, Jim Stone Elementary School Choir, and wrapped up by Central Arkansas Baton Twirlers.  They were ALL INCREDIBLE!!! 

The mission sponsors / businesses that committed to supporting the Children’s Advocacy Alliance for the year included:  Fletcher Smith Jewelers, Central Arkansas Pediatrics, Conway Copies, Studio Skin, Ron & Tammy Brown – Aflac, Snap On Equipment.

The superhero sponsors / businesses that provided sponsorship for the Kidsfest event included:  Central Events, Hurley Chiropractic, Scentsy Consultant Monica Reap, Log Cabin Democrat.

Some of the Agencies at the event included:  BACA – BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, CONWAY CRADLE CARE, DHS – Department of Human Services.

I had a GREAT time and look forward to doing next year’s show that will even be bigger and better.  Let’s make Simon Park in Conway, Arkansas with people and support for our children.

Thank you everyone,

Michael ‘Doc’ Davis – |

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