Carnival for CASA is a fundraiser for Jackson County CASA and will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Paradise Park, 1021 Northeast Colbern Road, in Lee’s Summit, MO. The event will help Jackson County CASA serve more than 1,000 abused and neglected children who are under court protection.
Admission includes lunch, unlimited access to Paradise Park’s fixed attractions such as the foam factory, bumper cars, go-karts, miniature golf and maze, and rock wall and activities exclusive to the carnival. Some of the special activities that were enjoyed in 2013 include children’s entertainers The Jack Snaps, a hamster ball from Yes! Kids Fitness, the Kansas City Zoo’s Zoomobile, Lakeside Nature Center, face painters, hair designers, balloon artists, bounce houses, Home Depot Workshops, Wayside Waifs, a photo booth, K.C. Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr, Sporting KC’s mascot Blue, popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, goody bags, and much more. In addition, a silent auction and raffle will be held.
Carnival admission is $20 per child in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Children under 2 are free. Non-participant adult tickets are $10 and include lunch and access to accompany a child on all carnival activities. Participating adult tickets, which include lunch and unlimited participation in all activities, are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 816-984-8217.
Opportunities also are available to sponsor attendance of the abused and neglected children served by Jackson County CASA. Contact Lara Klover if you are interested in sponsoring a child or the event.