Contact:               Ida Bennett and Marian Swackhamer, Sunflower Acres Family Campground, 607-523-7756, sunfloweracres@hughes.net

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Sunflower Acres Family Campground to host carnival to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Campers and day visitors welcome to participate Saturday, August 1, 2015

Addison, New York – Sunflower Acres Family Campground, located in Addison, New York, invites the public to participate in its annual Carnival to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, scheduled for Saturday, August 1st.

Bring the kids! The carnival takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will include food, drinks, carnival games, face painting, dunking booth and more. Carnival guests can buy raffle tickets, 50 cents each or 5 for $2.00, to win prize packages donated by area businesses including Hesselson’s, Harley Davidson, Friendly’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Tops Friendly Markets, seasonal campers and more.

According to co-owner Marian Swackhamer, the campground is very philanthropic throughout the year, supporting local charities including the food bank and pet shelter through financial donations and other means.  All proceeds from the upcoming carnival will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Says Swackhamer, “Last year, our carnival and paper balloon sales raised over $3,300 for Camp Good Days, and we’re hoping to raise another great amount, in addition to having a lot of fun with our campers and guests.”

Camp Good Days and Special Times is a New York State-based organization providing camping experiences free of charge to children with cancer. Since its inception, Camp Good Days has served more than 45,000 campers from 22 states and 29 foreign countries. This past summer, more than 1,500 children from around the world attended the camp, located on the shores of Keuka Lake. More information: www.campgooddays.org.

The carnival is one part of a themed “Kids Weekend,” July 31st through August 2nd, with many additional activities planned, including a Cardboard Boat Regatta. For complete details about the carnival or the entire Kids Weekend, contact Sunflower Acres Family Campground, 1488 Sunflower Boulevard, Addison, NY, 607-523-7756, sunfloweracres@hughes.net. For more information about the campground, visit: www.sunfloweracresfamilycampground.com.   

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