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First annual Fam Fest a success!

Sept. 22, 2014

The United Methodist Children’s Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 guests, including many of the children and families served by the Children’s Home, enjoyed a day of fun at the park including private access to the Dare Devil roller coaster for one hour, a lunch program led by WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan, and entrance to a private pavilion with food and beverages.

42 sponsors made the event possible, including presenting sponsor Jackson Healthcare, Georgia Power, Weaver Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo, WXIA TV Gannett Foundation, Inc., and others. The event raised more than $80,000 for the Children’s Home work to help children and families in need.

 

Here are some highlights of the day. We hope to see everyone (and more) for next year’s event!

 

The United Methodist Children's Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 attendees celebrated a day of fun.

The United Methodist Children’s Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 attendees celebrated a day of fun.

Five-year-old Taleeia races around the bumper car track.

Five-year-old Taleeia races around the bumper car track.

The Harwood family watches friends prepare to descend on a nearby roller coaster.

The Harwood family watches friends prepare to descend on a nearby roller coaster.

Fam Fest guests enjoy the Dare Devil roller coaster. Children's Home guests enjoyed private access to the roller coaster for an hour.

Children’s Home guests enjoyed private access to the Dare Devil roller coaster for an hour.

Five-year-old Cadence Thomas runs to the next ride.

Five-year-old Cadence Thomas runs to the next ride.

Yolanda White and her sons in line for the Dare Devil roller coaster.

Yolanda White and her sons in line at Six Flags.

Fam Fest guests prepare to ascend the Dare Devil roller coaster.

Fam Fest guests prepare to ascend the Dare Devil roller coaster.

WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan led the Fam Fest lunch program, which included a catered meal, fellowship and bands.

WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan led the Fam Fest lunch program, which included a catered meal, fellowship and bands.

More than 500 people attended the first annual Children's Home Fam Fest.

More than 500 people attended the first annual Children’s Home Fam Fest.

Young guests enjoy the candy bar in the Children's Home private pavilion. Fam Fest was made possible thanks to the generosity of 42 sponsors, who donated $110,250. The proceeds from Fam Fest will directly benefit the Children's Home work to help children and families in need.

Young guests enjoy the candy bar in the Children’s Home private pavilion. Fam Fest was made possible thanks to the generosity of 42 sponsors, who donated $110,250. The proceeds from Fam Fest will directly benefit the Children’s Home work to help children and families in need.

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