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Children Perform at the Porkies


Each year there is a children’s performance on the closing day of the festival. The kids usually wear items that they have made at the Children’s activity Tent. The Activity tent opens on Saturday. At the tent a large group of volunteers keep an even larger group of youngsters busy during the day. The kid’s play games, engage in craft making and practice for their Sunday Performance.
The activity tent and the children’s performance are planned and supervised by Katie Maki, Children’s Tent Coordinator.

The Activity tent and the performance came about through a suggestion submitted by Maki after the 2005 Festival. The suggestion was well received by event coordinators and Maki has been cutting, gluing, painting and blowing bubbles ever since.

Aabove Children's Activity Coordinator Katie Maki, Stephanie Maki and Dr. Eric Maki, MD.

Maki has seen growth each year...this year Maki said that there were more than 100 children attending the activity tent. “This is the first year we ran out of supplies” she said.
This year once again, the ever popular Big Bird made an appearance to entertain the children .
This year Katie’s husband Dr. Eric Maki, MD dressed up in the costume. No little feat in the 85 degree heat Sunday afternoon.


This year’s song performed by the kid’s was “The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti and Spearhead