Chingawassa group seeking public input

The Chingawassa Days committee is looking for public input and assistance regarding new events for children during the June 6-8 festival in Marion.

?We would like to add several new events for children this year,? said Jenna Brun?ner, committee member.

Some of the most popular ideas have been cake walk, plinko, basketball shoot, go fish?throw rod, reel in prize?face painting, tattoos, water-balloon throw, dunk tank, ring toss, airsoft course, dodge ball tournament and eating contest.

Brunner said to add new events, the committee needs individuals and organizations to sponsor, organize and oversee them.

According to Brunner, sponsors are willing to fund the expenses for an event, organizers are willing to plan and manage the event, and volunteers are willing to help operate an event.

Brunner said individuals and organizations that are willing to sponsor, organize and provide the volunteers for an event, will have their names listed in the festival brochure.

?This brochure is read by hundreds of people attending the event, as well as folks who don?t come to the event,? Brunner said.

In addition, they have the opportunity to bring signage and advertising material, such as brochures, pens, trinkets and business cards, to the event.

Brunner said there are no age or skill requirements to help. People 10 years and older must have a Chinga?wassa button or purchase a $6 day pass to get into the park Saturday to assist.

Anyone interested in participating in Chinga?wassa Days as a sponsor, organizer or volunteer, should contact Tammy Ensey by Thursday, May 1, at 316-253-3922 or

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