The Ronald McDonald House Autumn Children’s Festival is now in its 31st year and will be virtual for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Autumn Children’s Festival: At Home Edition will be live on the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Facebook page starting Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 3.
Officials said, "The whole family can join in on the fun with a variety of activities like magic tricks, martial arts lessons, face painting and princess/superhero time, just to name a few."
Participants can register for free, or for $20 participants will receive an Activity Pail that will include supplies for the crafts throughout the week. There will be designated pickup times in various Walgreens parking lots. Locations will be announced after orders come in. The event wraps up on Saturday, Oct. 3 with a "fun and interactive" virtual cooking class from 9 a.m.-noon.
The Autumn Children’s Festival has been around since 1990 and has raised over $1 million to help support families with sick children in the hospital.
"The event is made possible by our main partner, the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and several local sponsors," organizers said. "We still have families with sick children to serve and our goal is to raise $30,000. It costs $75 a night to house a family in the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House."
For more information, visit rmhchattanooga.com or contact Bethany Ramsey at 423-778-4147.