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    Langdon Family Fun Fest a success

    Langdon Family Fun Danika Ames

    Danika Ames, 7, gets her face painted during the first annual Langdon Family Fun Fest on July 28. The new festival was first created to get families out of their house for an afternoon, and enjoy games, activities, and live music. Photo by Emily Rogers

    The first annual Langdon Family Fun Fest went exactly as hoped for by organizers on July 28.

    “The first couple of hour went absolutely swimmingly we’ve had tons of people through, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the event,” said Organizer of Langdon Family Fun Fest and local Real Estate Agent Amanda Beattie.

    Families in Langdon and Rocky View Country were encouraged to participate in the full day’s activities in the Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grill parking lot.

    The activities included games, prizes, a bounce castle, face painting a beer garden for adults which also had games, interactive entertainment and local eats from a barbeque where all proceeds gained were donated to the Langdon Community Collaborative (LCC).

    “The music’s been a fun way to get the kids involved, unfortunately some of them are a little shy,” Beattie added, “We didn’t have more than one hop up there and swing us a song.”

    Beattie said, her main goal while organizing the Langdon Family Fun Fest was to get the community out of their houses and backyards and come have fun for an afternoon.

    “I really think we did that today,” Beattie added, “It’s been great to see the community come out and have fun.”

    Although Beattie is proud of the way the Langdon Family Fun Fest turned out, there are certain aspects to the event she is eager to alter for next year.

    Some changes she is thinking of include having a greater variety of games for the children to play, since she learned during the event that the children have more fun playing free for all games.

    Beattie added she is already beginning to brain storm what her and her team can do next year to make the Langdon Family Fun Fest bigger and better.

    “We’ve been approached by other community organizations like the girls guides, we are looking into expanding on our games area, and we’re considering a petting zoo of some kind,” Beattie added, “We want to add an item or two and see how it goes and grow this event slowly over the years.

    “We’re certainly excited to learn that there are other organizations in town that want to get involved and grow with us,” Beattie said.

    However, for the Langdon Family Fun Fest’s first year Beattie couldn’t be any prouder of the support the event received from the community.

    “People are just learning about the event this year, and we’re just learning how to put on an event,” Beattie added, “It’s gone fantastically.”

    “We had a good amount of people come and hangout for the first couple of hours, they didn’t go far from our event. That’s encouraging that there was enough for them to stay for that amount of time,” Beattie added.

    “I’m overall just so happy with it. I can’t think of anything that I would change about today, it’s been great,” Beattie added, “I hope everybody enjoys it as much as we are.”