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Digby Pines Family Fun Day includes kids painting contest

<p>Cara Sutherland of DARC, Ann Reid of the Digby Pines and artist Liz Lore of Rossway are planning a ‘draw-paint-create’ contest for the Digby Pines family fun event on Aug. 16.</p>
<p>Cara Sutherland of DARC, Ann Reid of the Digby Pines and artist Liz Lore of Rossway are planning a ‘draw-paint-create’ contest for the Digby Pines family fun event on Aug. 16.</p>

DIGBY - The idea is simple: give kids some brushes and paint and ask them to create an image on the theme of Digby.

The ‘Just for Kids draw-paint-create’ sessions with Rossway artist Liz Lore is a new addition to the Digby Pines Family Fun event this year on Aug. 16.

“I’m excited to see what the children will create,” said Lore. “The idea is get them creating, to give them a means of expressing themselves, and then just let them go.”

Lore will provide the children with paint, brushes and canvas and get them started with a short discussion designed to get them thinking about Digby and what they’d like to paint.

Artwork created during sessions will be displayed at the Admiral Digby Museum. The winner will receive a family day pass for Upper Clements Park, while second prize is a guest pass for the Fundy Y and third prize is a painting kit.

The contest will run in two sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration forms are available on the websites for Digby Recreation and Digby Pines.

A five-dollar entry fee will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Staff at the Pines are closing in on their goal of fundraising $10,000 for Children’s Wish this year and $100,000 over the past 10 years. Donations towards that goal are welcome.

DARC and the Pines co-sponsor the family fun event at the Pines from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will be a bouncy castle on site, face painting, massage chair demos and more.

The Pines is offering a special family Sunday evening buffet and sundae bar.

There will be a campfire with marshmallows to roast and stargazing with amateur astronomers Bruce and Melody Hamilton and an outdoor movie at 9 p.m.

“Everyone is welcome,” said Ann Reid, the experiential coordinator at the Pines. “We are a part of the local community and this is a way to bring people out, have some fun together and thank them for their support.”

The ‘Just for Kids draw-paint-create’ sessions with Rossway artist Liz Lore is a new addition to the Digby Pines Family Fun event this year on Aug. 16.

“I’m excited to see what the children will create,” said Lore. “The idea is get them creating, to give them a means of expressing themselves, and then just let them go.”

Lore will provide the children with paint, brushes and canvas and get them started with a short discussion designed to get them thinking about Digby and what they’d like to paint.

Artwork created during sessions will be displayed at the Admiral Digby Museum. The winner will receive a family day pass for Upper Clements Park, while second prize is a guest pass for the Fundy Y and third prize is a painting kit.

The contest will run in two sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration forms are available on the websites for Digby Recreation and Digby Pines.

A five-dollar entry fee will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Staff at the Pines are closing in on their goal of fundraising $10,000 for Children’s Wish this year and $100,000 over the past 10 years. Donations towards that goal are welcome.

DARC and the Pines co-sponsor the family fun event at the Pines from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will be a bouncy castle on site, face painting, massage chair demos and more.

The Pines is offering a special family Sunday evening buffet and sundae bar.

There will be a campfire with marshmallows to roast and stargazing with amateur astronomers Bruce and Melody Hamilton and an outdoor movie at 9 p.m.

“Everyone is welcome,” said Ann Reid, the experiential coordinator at the Pines. “We are a part of the local community and this is a way to bring people out, have some fun together and thank them for their support.”

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