Connectologie LLC, an event production company based in Newtown, will host its semi-annual children’s fair on Sunday, March 10. The event, for kids of all ages and their parents, will run from 11 am to 4 pm at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.
Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer will offer for families from all over Connecticut a day of many surprises and live entertainment by Jester Jim, Twisty Bros., The Magic of Bryan Lizotte, a visit from The Sharon Family Farm, interactive activities and more. Families will have a chance at winning the “Golden Ticket” grand prize: a summer family getaway package valued at $3,000 to Woodloch Resort in Hawley, Penn.
While children are enjoying the entertainment, parents will have a direct opportunity to learn firsthand from national and local exhibitors about area summer activities and programs for kids, as well as meet other businesses specializing in children.
The number and variety of exhibitors is growing daily. Highlights from Kidologie’s lineup includes national and regional exhibitors Microsoft featuring fun and educational games, Build a Bear, The Picture People, Yogibo, John Casablancas Modeling & Career, and Woodloch Resort.
Local exhibitors include The Little Gym of Newtown, Hudson Country Montessori, Misty Morning Children’s Center, EverWonder Children’s Museum, Juice Plus, Dental Associates, Allstate Insurance, Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios, Macaroni Kid, Danbury Ice Arena, Kokoon Boutique, Newtown Memorial Fund, and others.
Planning for the semi-annual children’s fair began in the early fall of last year. When 12/14 occurred co-owner of Newtown based Connectologie, Lisa Agresta, who also is a resident of Newtown and a mom of three young children, reflected on whether to continue with the event or if the venue should be relocated.
After careful consideration, “My business partner and I decided to continue with the event here in Newtown because this is my home and events like this are important to the community,” said Ms Agresta. It was also decided to support the community by donating all proceeds from ticket and event giveaways to The Newtown Memorial Fund. Ms Agresta co-owns Connectologie with Geetha Selva.
The fund’s mission is to create a sustainable fund to provide for the immediate and ongoing needs of those affected by 12/14, to construct a physical memorial honoring the lives lost that morning, and to establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for future generations of Newtown students.
“We are thrilled to be associated with and be the beneficiary of such a diverse and fun event like this. The event in and of itself can help our community to heal, while the funds raised will be added to what we have already collected and begun disbursing quietly through our channels identifying needs of those affected,” said Brian Mauriello, chairman and founder of The Newtown Memorial Fund.
Tickets to Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer are $5 for adults. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.kidologie.com or at the door the day of the event. While supplies last, families purchasing tickets ahead of time will be guaranteed a chance at winning the “Golden Ticket” grand prize which will be hidden in one of the 400 goody bags to distributed at the door. Reserved bags must be picked up by 12:30 pm on the day of the event.
Connectologie, LLC, will be producing another Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer event at Westfield Trumbull Mall in April.
For additional information about either event, contact Ms Selva at email@example.com or visit kidologie.com.