Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy 25th Birthday to the Houston Children's Festival

The Houston Children’s Festival was born in 1988 and was originally known as the “Children for Children Festival.”

The Houston Children’s Festival is celebrating its 25th year in 2013, it has developed into one of the primary fund-raisers for Child Advocates

In Harris County alone, 5,000 children languish in foster care because of life-threatening abuse and neglect. There were 36,198 reports of alleged child abuse in Harris County in 2011 and 5,629 confirmed victims of child abuse in 2010. Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers assigned by a family court judge to the cases of these children. Child Advocates’ volunteers contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. Most importantly, they serve as a "constant" person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Child Advocates has served 19,800 children since it began in 1984. The Houston Children’s Festival has become a cornerstone event for Child Advocates and to date has raised over $4.5 dollars to assist Child Advocates in this critical mission.

So what are you waiting for?  Get your tickets now for the Houston Children’s Festival, April 6 & 7, downtown Houston.  Come join the 25th Birthday of Largest Children’s Festival in the United States!

Remember Laura Marano, from Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally, will appear at The Festival on Saturday, April 7. Laura will appear on the Apache Energy Stage at 1:30 pm and will be available for autograph opportunities immediately following. All the info at

***Disclosure-My family will receive complimentary entries to HCF.  All opinions are my own, honest opinions.


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