Thanks to a donation from Kohl’s Cares, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin patients and their families will enjoy a special “Fair Day” of their own at the hospital during this year’s Wisconsin State Fair.
To entertain those who can't make a trip to the fairgrounds, State Fair representatives will come to Wauwatosa, bringing Richelle Kastenson, Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs, and three popular Fair entertainers.
And young patients won't even have to miss out on Fair animals.
The fun will be held in the main lobby of the hospital from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
The acts include Project Dynamite, a musical/novelty act; Sean Emory, a juggling comedian; and T. Texas Terry, a comedic cowboy.
Richelle will also be handing out “I’m a Blue Ribbon Kid” rosette ribbons to all the patients at Children’s Hospital.
In addition, staff will create a Pig Race area, using a Pinewood Derby car track, with cars that look like pigs.
Given that actual Fair animals are not allowed at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the hospital’s approved therapy dogs will be dressed up as cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, and horses to replicate the agricultural fair experience.
A variety of Fair games, including milk bottle ring toss and bean bag toss, will also be available for the children to play.
Cream puffs – of course – and samples of flavored milk from the Herb Kohl’s Milk House will be served as treats for children and family members. Children’s Hospital will also work with the patients’ dietary programs to provide such popular Fair items as corn dogs, lemonade, popcorn and small Dairy Queen blizzards.
About Wisconsin State Fair
The 161st Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Aug. 2 through 12. The Fair offers 30 free entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights.
About Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation
The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Wisconsin State Fair Park youth programming, the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, and future facility planning and development at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
The foundation is dedicated to the belief that providing youth with positive experiences will assist them to make correct choices ensuring the development of responsible citizens and future leaders.
The foundation currently supports Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Master Stockman Scholarships, Wisconsin State Fair Youth Day Camp, and improvements at the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center. For information on all of the Foundation’s programs, visit www.wsfpfoundation.org.
About Kohl’s Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment.
With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program.