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