Children’s Inn Holds Outdoor Carnival
The Children’s Inn at NIH recently held an old-fashioned outdoor carnival to bring joy to children and families staying at the inn. Board members, trustees and inn staff members and their families also were invited to join in the fun.
Carnival games set up in the inn’s parking lot included a duck pond, disc drop, knocking over cans, bean bag toss, bowling, a bubble machine and more. Attendees also fearlessly volunteered for the pie attack—inviting children and teens to gently smash cream pies into their faces.
Everyone had a chance to win prizes, enjoy barbecue and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. A caricature artist and face-painting rounded out the fun.
The inn’s Teen Ambassadors—high school students selected to participate in a volunteer program that emulates the activities of a board of directors—ran the carnival game stations and helped children with physical or other health challenges participate in the activities.