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Festival in the Park

Hellyer County Park

June 26, 2010

The Santa Clara County Parks held their fourth annual Festival in the Park at Hellyer County Park on June 26, 2010. The purpose of the festival was to inspire and educate visitors on health and wellness in a fun atmosphere. There were about 125 exhibitors and activities. Here are some pictures from the event, in chronological order:

At the volunteers check-in booth, with Gloria Gill and Garnetta Annable.

Kitty Monahan and Beeny Sander talk to Mike Boulland at the information booth.

Breakfast was provided for the volunteers and exhibitors.

Park interpreters Chris Carson and Jan Shriner at the information booth, with docents Mike Boulland and Kitty Monahan.

Volunteers help setup the booths.

The first aid booth.

The exhibitor check-in.

Free kayak rides were provided by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation Department, which runs the boating concession at Vasona Lake.

Food booths setting up in the parking lot.

Santa Clara County's Consumer Protection Division's booth on the hazards of lead paint.

Dagorhir Mallenorod's booth, showing their foam weapons used for medieval battle games. They gave a demonstration later.

MC's Angelica Castellanos and Greg Price. Greg gave the announcements in English, while Angelica gave them in Spanish.

Adrian Flores and Building Respect Through Dance.

Kaiser Permanente's table on healthy eating.

The Committee for Green Foothills' booth.

EMQ Families First and other booths.

The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority's booth had several activities for kids.

Oak Tree Chiropractic

Pacific Free Clinic/Hep B Free Clinic

Peninsula Stroke Association

State Farm Insurance

Watershed Watch

Cardinal Free Clinics

30-foot climbing wall and extreme jumpers

Water bottles and bottled water at one of the rest areas.

John Nash at the information booth by the lake.

Jump houses

Balloons and face painting

Rosie Betancourt demonstrating cardio kick-boxing.

Acting County Parks director Julie Mark welcomed the attendees to Festival in the Park.

Valley Medical Center

Chris Carson at the County Parks booth

Showing a live turtle at the Youth Science Institute's booth.

Soccer at the SilverCreek Sportplex's booth.

Gilroy Recreation's table

Stroller Hike's booth and obstacle course.

Stand-up paddle board and kayaks on Cottonwood Lake.

Bounce house where players stand on pedestals and try to force each other off with inflated bumpers.

The US Fish & Wildlife Service's booth

Gardening display by the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County.

A winner at the instant raffle booth.

District 2 Councilmember Ash Kalra congratulates the winner of a new bike.

Knife attack defense demonstration by the Academy of Self Defense.

The Academy of Self Defense and a volunteer demonstrate an exercise in self-defense.

Julie Mark and Supervisor Dave Cortese award a new bike to a young raffle winner.

Former District 2 Councilmember Forrest Williams is now a Santa Clara County Commissioner, on the Commission on the Status of Women.

Cutting watermelons for the watermelon-eating contest.

Rosie Betancourt demonstrating Zumba dancing.

Garnetta Annable and Joel Gartner at the Bay Area Ridge Trail's booth.

Balloon animals at Kaiser Permanente's teddy bear clinic booth.

Kaiser Permanente's Teddy Bear Clinic

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

San Jose District 2 Councilmember Ash Kalra's booth

Free sherbet cup give-away

Janice Frazier at the County Park's Healthy Trails booth.

Jan Shriner with a clay artifact-making activity at the County Park's booth.

Julie Lee at the County Parks information booth.

The watermelon-eating contest for pre-teen kids.

Carrie Grisenti with the winner of the watermelon contest. The prize is a new bicycle.

The watermelon-eating contest for teenagers.

The winner.

Watermelon-eating contest for adults.

The winner.


At the raffle booth.

San Jose Public Library's bookmobile

Cal Fire's command center truck



County Parks Deputy Director Jim O'Connor at the Healthy Trails booth.

More games at the Open Space Authority's booth.

Our City Forest

Medieval fighting demonstration with foam plastic weapons by Dagorhir Mallenorod

Sam Drake helps out at the Healthy Trails booth.

Interactive community dance by Jam Patrol Pure Entertainment

Crowd watching the community dance.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department's booth.

Displays on mosquito abatement at the Santa Clara County Vector Control's booth.

The launching point for kayakers on Cottonwood Lake.

Page created by Ron Horii, 7/6/10
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