Sholom Park is proud to host Fun at the Park: Celebrating Families and Book Friends, a family-friendly event designed to improve literacy through fun, while working toward the betterment of our communities. The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Classic book characters attending Fun at the Park include the Berenstain Bears, Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Mother Goose, and others who will be available to spread cheer, provide books and read aloud to attendees.
Onstage, the ever-entertaining, nationally-renowned children’s singer-songwriter Jack Hartmann will perform his energetic and educational songs. Hartmann and his wife Lisa are famous for launching Hop 2 It Music, where the team has written and recorded more than 700 songs for children on 26 albums. In 2011, Jack Hartmann received the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
In addition to Hartmann and Hop 2 It Music, other performances will be held onstage and throughout the park. All are invited to dress up as their favorite book characters.
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs and umbrellas for outdoor seating. Sack lunches, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Several food trucks will be available onsite. Admission to the event is free, although donations are encouraged and accepted. A few select sponsorships are available.
Please note, no pets are permitted at Sholom Park. Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards or skates may not be used in the Park. Specific park rules are available at www.sholompark.org.
Fun at the Park would not be possible without the passion of many in Marion County who volunteer, help orchestrate and provide sponsorships. This event’s success is especially due to volunteers and staff of the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County.
Sholom Park’s mission is to provide a place where the pursuit of inner peace and learning may be enhanced and enjoyed. Guests are invited to experience a true feeling of serenity, contentment, joy and inner peace. Reflection is invited. Sholom Park seeks to become a model of land stewardship and the preservation of open space for education and public enjoyment.