A record turnout at a new venue, new games and activities, plus the return of crowd pleasers came together to make the 6th annual Jessie Games a success in so many ways.
And it is all because you came, supported, volunteered, donated or sponsored.
Thanks to our generous host sponsor, Cool Springs, we were able to move The Jessie Games indoors for the first time, so that we wouldn’t have to worry about the rain. Little did we know that on July 20, we’d have to contend with another issue: hot and humid weather that reached well into the 90s. The space proved to be perfect, with plenty of room for our growing event.
At one end of the field was a home run derby and bubble ball soccer. In the middle were carnival games, face painting, jewelry making and our personal favorite addition, an “Oh the Places You’ll Go” section where kids picked out new tennis shoes for free. And another area included kid’s races, bingo, a photo booth and the new hugely popular obstacle course.
The dunk tank, water balloon toss and watermelon eating contests were just outside, along with the sno cones to beat the heat.
As always, the day ended with a meal, as families gathered for hamburgers, chips, and homemade cookies, some sitting on blankets spread picnic style in the dining room.
The best part of the day was seeing so many smiles, laughter and joy.
None of it would have been possible without a crew of devoted and hard-working volunteers who came early to set up and stayed late to clean up.
All in all, it was an incredible day. Thank you to all who made it so. We can’t wait to see you next year!