Thousands of Foster and Underprivileged Kids Receive the Gift of a Holiday Carnival

Florida State Fair Authority LogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday December 13, 2012

DCF Contact: Terri Durdaller, (813) 917-7570
Eckerd Contact: April Putzulu (727) 461 -1236 x 3331
Florida State Fair Authority Contact: Scott Merselis (813) 627-4318

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Thousands of Foster and Underprivileged Kids Receive the Gift of a Holiday Carnival

TAMPA – On Friday December 14th an idea to give back to the Tampa Bay community will become a reality at the Florida State Fairgrounds when the Miles of Smiles for Kids opens as one of the largest-ever holiday carnivals of its kind for Tampa Bay area foster, adoptive and dependent children.

Media is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony where thousands of children served by Eckerd Community Alternatives and its neighboring Community-Based Care organizations will be as treated to miles of carnival rides, games, fair food, an open-air circus and more.      

Miles of Smiles for Kids carnival hours are: Friday, December 14th from 3 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, December 15th from 1 pm to 8 pm; and Sunday, December 16th from 1 pm to 8 pm.

Miles of Smiles for Kids is sponsored by Wade Shows, Inc. in partnership with the Florida State Fair Authority, Florida Department of Children and Families and Eckerd Community Alternatives.

Editor’s Note: Foster youth attending will be available for interviews and are able to be photographed/filmed.

  • WHO: Wade Shows, Inc. in partnership with the Florida State Fair Authority, Florida     Department of Children and Families and Eckerd Community Alternatives

  • WHAT: Ribbon cutting to officially open the Miles of Smiles holiday carnival for foster kids

  • WHEN:   Friday December 14 at 3:15 p.m.

  • WHERE: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

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