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August 03, 2001 - Old-fashioned Fun at Camp Sweetpea

What: Camp Sweet Pea outdoor family get together

Where: Home of Emma McDonald

When: August 3, 2001

Beneficiary: Kempe Children's Alliance

EMCEE: Ed Greene, Channel 4

Catering: Shery McDonald Galbreath

Music: DJ Joe Hendricks, Sounds Entertainment

Menu: Hot dogs, watermelon, s'mores, potato chips, soft drinks

Attendance: 100

 Caroline Ammons, left, and Emma
Caroline Ammons, left, and Emma "Sweetpea" McDonald accessorize Shery McDonald Galbreath

By Blacktie Staff

Old-fashioned fun in the form of sack races, tug-of-wars and a camp fire turned Jim and Shery Galbreath's back yard into a kids' paradise Aug. 3.

And it was all for a good cause.

Camp Sweetpea, named for Galbreath's daughter, Emma "Sweetpea" McDonald, was a fund-raiser for the Kempe Children's Foundation Alliance.

Gail Johnson, alliance president, said the get-together was the brainstorm of Shery McDonald Galbreath, who is organizing a series of mini fund-raisers for Kempe this year.

Shery said her goal was to make philanthropy a part of children's lives early, so they form a habit of giving.

At Camp Sweetpea, the activities never stopped. While DJ Joe Hendricks kept the music at a lively pace, kids fished from a plastic pond for magnetic fish, darted in and out of a wooden playhouse, stopped by the face painter's station, munched on hot dogs, enjoyed a series of foot races and ended the evening around the campfire.

Meteorologist Ed Greene entertained the group with star-gazing and a visual trip around the galaxy.

All in all, Sweetpea was a sweet success.

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