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Annual event provides activities and information of interest to local families

by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - A member of the Northwest Gymnastics Training Center in Gresham demonstrates her skills for an audience of parents and children at the Family Fun Festival, held Saturday, July 20, at Sandy Bluff Park. The city of Sandy sponsored a six-hour activity last weekend — the Family Fun Festival — that introduced parents to essential information and the people who provide services for children and families.

Event Coordinator Carol Cohen also provided activities for all the ages of people who attended — a chance to play together.

Activities at the festival included a water slide, petting zoo, crafts, face painting, biking and playground equipment, while adults perused the vendors of information, products and services for families. Demonstrations included taekwondo, gymnastics, Zumba dancing and The Lizard Man.

— Jim Hart