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Smart Start Family Festival

The 8th Annual Smart Start Family Festival was a huge success! Families with young children came out for a day of fun together while connecting with resources available to them in New Hanover County.

The weather was warm and sunny! Performances by Broccoli Brothers Circus Band, Scooter the Story Yeller, Seiran Dojo, and Kindermusik with Sarah entertained us!

At check-in, we greeted 175 adults, 180 children, and handed out 125 swag bags!

A special thanks goes to the Family Festival Sponsors!

Smart Start NHC Family Festival Sponsors

Sponsors: Carolina Gymnastics Academy, Delta Dental of North Carolina, You Teach Them, Soccer Shots Cape Fear, Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation, United Healthcare, Well Care Health, Wilmington Kids Dentist

Community Partners: Kindermusik with Sarah, Seiran Dojo, Novant, Cape Fear Museum, YMCA of Southeastern NC, The Children’s Museum of Wilmington, First Tee Greater Wilmington, Coastal Horizons, Fit For Fun Center, Halyburton Park, Mt Calvary Center for Leadership Development, Willow ABA, CCR&R Region 4, Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Center, Safe Kids Cape Fear, Domestic Violence Shelter, US Cellular, Anchored Therapy Services, Cameron Art Museum, Nourish NC, NHC Sheriff’s Department, UNCW MarineQuest, Usborne Books, NHCS Pre-K, Coastal Horizons Maternity Housing Program, Decoding Dyslexia NC, Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics, NHC Parks & Rec, NHC Library, NHC Office of Diversity & Equity, Pinnacle Chiropractic


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