Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KLRN Kids & the Biscuit Brothers Jamboree

On Saturday, September 12, The Biscuit Brothers participated in the KLRN Kids Club Members-Only Event, Biscuit Brothers Jamboree, at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne, TX. We had over 200 KLRN members come to this fabulous event.

The Biscuit Brothers’ four-piece band did a total of three on-stage performances for about a half-hour each. During these performances, The Biscuit Brothers involved the audience in all aspects of their performances, encouraging children, their parents and other attendees to dance, sing, and make suggestions for animals and animal sounds to be used in the songs.

Additionally, The Biscuit Brothers educated children in between the stage shows in the “instrument petting zoo.” There they were able to show the kids how each of the different instruments is played and the sound that each makes.

Kids and their parents enjoyed wagon rides through the ranch during the event. The rides were entertaining, as well as educational, since the ranch has a collection of unusual animals including Longhorn cattle, Emus, llamas, Red Stag and Chinese Deer, bison, reindeer, rams, and donkeys.

Burger King, a sponsor, donated the use of their moon bounce.

KLRN members had activity tables and were given a cowboy hat, bandana, and goodie bag.

All in all, many parents and child caregivers stated to staff that the event was fun and exciting for the children, and it was something their kids would remember for a long time to come.

Contributed by Lisa Marie Gibson. To learn more about KLRN Kids, visit klrn.org/kids.

Raising Readers: Mission Possible 2009

Raising Readers families took on a night of baseball with the San Antonio Missions Baseball Team! Under clear skies, Super WHY threw the first strike of the night! The children and their families on the Fiesta Party Deck cheered for Super Why, Alpha Pig, and Martha as the fans in the crowd clapped, hooted, and hollered. Throughout the evening, children posed with the characters wearing their spirit shirts and clutching their books. All clad in Super Why, Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, and Wonder Red masks, the children played on the deck wearing their new, autographed gloves as they threw the ball around with their new friends. Our fantastic reader, Naomi, chased the Puffy Taco during the 7th Inning Stretch. With a gentle nudge, the Taco collapsed before reaching home plate! We had an amazing evening cheering on the Missions to a victory. Books, bats, and balls… Mission Possible: Raising Readers ACCOMPLISHED!