EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 30, 2013

16th annual Kids Carnival is Feb. 9

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Community Crossroads presents the 16th Annual Kids Carnival Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodbury Middle School on Route 97.

“Over the years, our carnival has grown to become not only a major fundraiser for Community Crossroads, but also one that families look forward to year after year,” said Tammy Dudal, Kids Carnival coordinator. “This event is a very important day for children of all abilities and their families in Southern New Hampshire.”

Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds for this event benefit individuals with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders.

The coloring contest is available to children from preschool to grade 5. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the winners at 2 p.m. There also will be T-shirts for the kids to color throughout the day.

The carnival includes demonstrations by Mad Science at 11 a.m. and a Ronald McDonald magic show scheduled at noon.

There will be performances by Ocasio’s True Martial Arts of Haverhill and Plaistow at 1 p.m. and the Studio of Performing Arts from Atkinson will dance at 2 p.m.

Anderson Magic Show will perform at 2:30 p.m. Mascots will be on hand for photo opportunities.

Ticketed events include carnival games with loads of prizes, cookie decorating, Cake Walk, face-painting, sand art, and beading.

There are many raffle items, including a Kindle and various items from the Boston Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots and the Bruins.

Bring a healthy appetite and enjoy lunch. Back by popular demand will be a table full of candy for kids of all ages.

Community Crossroads is formerly known as Region 10 Community Support & Services Inc., an Atkinson-based, nonprofit organization that serves 11 Southern New Hampshire towns.

Community Crossroads provides critically important services and support for children and adults who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. Each year, the organization assists more than 900 local individuals and their families.

With the support of Community Crossroads, many children, including some who have extensive medical needs, are able to continue to live at home with their families and attend local schools.

Community Crossroads also supports adults with disabilities to work and live independently within their communities and assists families to provide care for their adult children living at home.

For more information, contact Community Crossroads at 893-1299 or visit communitycrossroadsnh.org or on Facebook.