Summer Fest 2013¬†
Tanager Place raised more than $34,000 to support mental health resources and services for children during the 23rd annual Summer Fest , held¬† June 1 at the Rockwell Collins Sports Complex. The free, outdoor festival drew more than 5,000 people as families across the Corridor enjoyed interactive activities, crafts, inflatables, live entertainment, and mascot mania.
Over the past 23 years, this free family festival ‚Äď made possible by generous sponsors ‚Äď has raised more than $568,000 for Tanager Place programs specializing in mental and emotional services for children. Summer Fest celebrates Tanager Place‚Äôs mission to support and build strong and healthy families.
During Summer Fest, children created their very own cereal in the General Mills‚Äô ‚ÄúMake Your Own Cereal‚ÄĚ tent. With the support of UnityPoint Health St. Luke‚Äôs Hospitals, the first 1,000 kids received free bike helmets. Other activities included the Rev‚Äôved Up 4 Tanager Kids Charity Car & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Eddies Rod and Custom and Master Tool; Video Games Etc. gaming area, Safety Town with help from 45 area businesses focused on interactive learning; and STEM activities. Audiences enjoyed special stage appearances by the Titans Dolls Dance Team, Cedar Rapids Spirits, local band Home Grown, and music by Vibrations Pro Disc Jockeys. Kids also enjoyed games and a magic show by magicians Keith West and Jackson Green.
‚ÄúSummer Fest is a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with multiple organizations within the community and give back to families through a fun and memorable experience,‚ÄĚ says Director of Community Relations Joan Hackbarth.
Summer Fest 2014 will take place Saturday, June 7.¬†
To see more Summer Fest photos, visit
Tanager Place’s Facebook page.¬†
THANK YOU 2013 SPONSORS
Casey’s General Store
Community 1st Credit Union
Diamond V Mills
Fairfax State Savings Bank
First Iowa Insurance Agency, Inc./Allied Insurance
International Paper – Cedar River Mills
Master Tool &¬†Mfg. Inc.
Nelson Electric Co.
Gary & Cathy Rozek
Guaranty Bank & Trust
Ladco Heating & Air Conditioning
Linn Area Credit Union
Robert F. & Janis L. Kazimour
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
U of I Credit Union
Valenta Plumbing & Heating, Inc.