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Festival in the Park

Hellyer County Park

June 6, 2015

The Santa Clara County Parks held their ninth annual Festival in the Park at Hellyer County Park on June 6, 2015. Here are some pictures from the event, not necessarily in chronological order, with a small sample of the many exhibitors:


Volunteers check in at this booth near the entrance to the park.

Volunteer sign in and get maps, instructions, and blue T-shirts

Volunteer Coordinator Sara Shellenbarger (right) runs the volunteer sign-in booth with the help of other staff and volunteers

There's healthy food available for volunteers.

Teen volunteers

Volunteers are helping to setup booths.

These volunteers are staffing the water booth, handing out water bottles and refilling the water coolers.

Park Staff

Maintenance Supervisor H. Texeira (left) and Maintenance Services Manager John Patterson (right) are in charge of the park maintenance staff.

Standing by the Sheriff's boat is Hellyer Senior Ranger Phil Hearin with Sheriffs deputies.

Deputy Parks Director Janet Hawks

Hellyer Senior Ranger Phil Hearin

County Parks Booths

Park Planner Kim Brosseau signs in exhibitors.

Parks Program Coordinator Debra King helps out at the exhibitor snack booth.

One of 3 drinking water booths

Passport station near the main stage

The County Parks had a huge booth with lots of information and activities

Julie Lee, interpretive programs supervisor, talks to visitors at the information table.

Lots of park information

Volunteers Dorene Boulland and Kitty Monahan (left and right in blue) welcome families to the activity in the parks booth.

The main activity for kids is seed-planting. First they draw a vegetable label with crayons and glue it to a stick.

Volunteers Dorene and Mike Boulland at the seed-planting activity. Kids fill up the paper cup with planting mix and plant seeds in it.

Volunteer Greg Koopman helps Dorene Boulland at the seed-planting activity.

Volunteer Janice Frazier stamps the park logo on bags that the kids will use to carry their seed projects.

Park Interpreter Jan Shriner shows animal pelts and skulls.

Mike Boulland stamps a passport card.

Park Interpreter Chris Carson Seals talks about animals in the parks.

Ranger Kay is wearing a mountain kingsnake

Ranger Kay has a California kingsnake on her belt.

Park staffer Kylin shows off the mountain kingsnake.


Volunteers at the raffle booth.

The big raffle prizes: bicycles

Metka Valh (left) is in charge of the raffle booth.

The raffle is free. People line up and pick tickets out of the box. The color of the tickets determines if they win and what they win. If they don't win anything, they can go back in line and try again.

A winner!

One of the bikes is ready to be awarded to a raffle winner

San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra (right) presents the bike to the raffle winner, accompanied by the AYAO's  (Active Youth Against Obesity) mascot, Kid Fit.

Kid Fit, Ash Kalra, and Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carrie Grisenti dance to music.

Smokey the Bear pays a visit.

Exhibitor Booths

The Open Space Authority of Santa Clara Valley

Fun activities and prizes for kids at the Open Space Authority booth

Sam Drake of the Umunhum Conservancy, accompanied by Mike Boulland, president of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park

The Umunhum Conservancy is trying to save the historic radar tower on top of Mt. Umunhum.

Mike Flaugher at the Bay Area Ridge Trail's booth

Pictures of the Bay Area Ridge Trail

United Way Silicon Valley/211 Santa Clara County

RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics

Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Santa Clara County Vector Control District

Recover Wellness

San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra's booth

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Committee for Green Foothills

The Pine Ridge Association is the volunteer group supporting Henry Coe State Park

Santa Cruz State Parks

Valley Health Plan

Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Division

The California Parks Company's Fitkid booth

Foothill Community Health Center

Hula hooping at C.O.R.E. Healthcare Solutions

Playing a pachinko-like game at Valley Health Plan's booth

24 Hour Fitness

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's TCNU Community Outreach Group offering free blood pressure checks

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is demonstrating healthy cooking and giving out samples.

CPR training by the American Heart Association

Crafts at Edventure More's booth

Community United San Jose

Spinning the wheel at the Santa Clara County Public Health Immunization Program's booth

Bay Area Wilderness Training

Girl Scout Noelle Perinet (on the right wearing bat ears) shows off her bat house project.

Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi

The Felidae Conservation Fund's Puma Project

The Puma Project's displays and information on mountain lions

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

El Observador newspaper

Crafts activities at the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Santa Clara Valley Carvers

North East Medical Services

UC's booth on home composting

Our City Forest

Carrington College

Thrive Sports Therapy offered massages

Kids are burning up energy hula hooping at the County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability's booth on home energy upgrades.


Second Harvest Food Bank

Geocachers of the Bay Area demonstrate geocaching

Other Exhibits

Santa Clara County Library District's bookmobile

Santa Clara County Department of Weights and Measures certifies scales and gas station pumps

There's a line of emergency vehicles, starting with ambulances of the Santa Clara County EMS Paramedics.

San Jose Search and Rescue

San Jose Search and Rescue

San Jose Search and Rescue

California Highway Patrol

California Highway Patrol

The Santa Clara County Firesafe Council has information on fire prevention

Santa Clara County Sheriff's boat and ATV's

Outburst Mobile Fitness van

Inside the Outburst Mobile Fitness van

Fruits and Vegetables Giveaway

To get free fruits and vegetables, you need to sign in and get a card, called a passport. Then you go to various passport stations and get the card stamped. When the card has 3 stamps, you return and get a bag of produce.

This is the line to get the produce, supplied by Fresh Approach.

Bags of produce are being handed out from the Fresh Approach van.

Fun Activities

Face painting by Serena

booth for the children's activities

Jump houses by Bali Baly Jump

30-foot climbing wall by ClimbOn

Making it to the top of the climbing wall

Stage Presentations

Emcee Grady Turner of Rhythm G's Entertainment

Grady and the Rhythm G's leads the audience in dance exercises, with help from the dancing fruit & vegetable kids

Body & Brain Yoga Taichi

Grady leads kids and the audience in exercises.

Akoma Arts

Demonstrations by SKZ Kung Fu

Dancers with swords on the Youth Stage

Page created by Ron Horii, 6/10/15
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