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Final Prep For Britt Children’s Festival

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JACKSONVILLE, Ore. –┬áVolunteers and directors are making final preparations for what they call the biggest kids party of the summer.

The Britt Children’s Festival will kick off tomorrow evening and families can see performances, craft, and listen to stories.

This is the 46th year for the Children’s Fest, and it’s put on by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County.
Volunteers have been working for several hours today, and will dedicate several more tomorrow to get the venue ready.

“The reason we really do this is because we believe in early literacy for kids, and we feel that┬áthis helps support that. We join forces with the library, and we try to introduce books and learning to kids, and we also want families to have a chance to do hands on learning together,” said co-director for the Children’s Festival, Lona Dillard.

The festival is three dollars per person and runs Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.