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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Knife attack defense demonstration by the Academy of Self Defense.
The Academy of Self Defense and a volunteer demonstrate an exercise in
Julie Mark and Supervisor Dave Cortese award a new bike to a young
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
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.
Watermelon-eating contest for adults.
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
More games at the Open Space Authority's booth.
Our City Forest
Medieval fighting demonstration with foam plastic weapons by Dagorhir
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
The launching point for kayakers on Cottonwood Lake.