We have exceeded our original goal of $12,000 and have now set a new goal of $15,000 to feed the kids for over a year!
The Annual Sunny Zwilling Memorial Ice Carousel Extravaganza (I.C.E. Fest) is a 2 day event that raises money and awareness for Flyer Pride Pack (Weekend Backpack Food Program).
15 million children in America face hunger. Today, more than 1 in 5 children lack sufficient nutritional food to grow, thrive and achieve.
"Flyer Pride Pack" Weekend Food Backpack Program ensures that children in need (within the Lindbergh Elementary and Lincoln Elementary of Little Falls and Doctor Knight Elementary of Randall) have balanced, nutritious food they need to learn and grow. The concept is simple: children at risk of weekend hunger receive a bag of food that is child-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, and east prepare/eat.
Flyer Pride Pack supplies SEVEN healthy meals for the weekend... - two breakfast items - two lunch items - three entrees -snack -fruit Estimated Cost: $5.25 per bag -38 Weeks of School -$200.00 per year for ONE CHILD $200 x 60 eligible students= $12,000 per year!
Research of Weekend Food Programs... Teachers and Schools Reported: - Improvement in test scores - Positive behavioral gains - Decrease in number f unexcused absences. - Increased recognition of potential career paths.
The 2nd Annual Sunny Zwilling Memorial Ice Carousel Extravaganza, I.C.E. Fest, is a FREE Family Friendly Weekend of outdoor events to help stomp out children’s hunger. The event will be raising funds for Flyer Pride Pack- a weekend food backpack program for elementary kids that live at risk of weekend hunger.
Hosted by the Zwilling Family-January 12th (10:00am-8:00pm) and January 13th (10:00am-6:00pm) at Green Prairie Fish Lake, 12636 Forest Road in Little Falls.
This year’s ice carousel will be solar powered and will be large enough to regain the World Record for the Largest Ice Carousel (current record is 427’).
Other activities will include Curling, Speed Skating, Hockey, Figure Skating, Fat Tire bikes, Nordic Skiing, Striders, Igloo building, Open skating under the lights, and Mini Snowmobiles and 4-wheelers. Check out www.MnIceFest.com for all the latest details.
This is event is open to the public with Free onsite parking and a Free shuttle with parking at Main Gate Bar and Grill, 15041 MN-115, Little Falls.