A Family-Friendly Event

POLAR EXPRESS LITERACY EVENT

A fundraiser for Child Start, Inc.

Saturday, November 17th 2018
5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Holiday Inn East Wichita I35
549 S. Rock Rd.

Wichita, KS

The Polar Express Literacy Event is a magical setting around The Polar Express Story. A winter carnival awaits your delight after being treated to a delectable dinner filled with your favorite breakfast items paired with a hot chocolate bar.

McCurdy Auction provides an entertaining time with an exclusive auction created just for this event: children become the auctioneers and dollars are raised for our Head Start Scholarships!

This fun-filled evening reminds us of the importance of reading to young children, collects books for the children enrolled in our programs, and helps us develop friends and funds to widen the opportunities for those we serve.

Be sure to bring a book to put under our Christmas tree for Head Start children!

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Add to My Calendar 2018-11-17 17:00:00 2018-11-17 19:30:00 CST Polar Express Literacy Event Child Start’s annual fundraiser. Visit www.polarexpressict.com for more information. Remember to bring a new book for Head Start children! 549 South Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas 67207 Child Start, ICT childstartict@gmail.com
One great night

Kick off the holiday season with a magical evening for the entire family!  Enjoy dinner in an elegant setting along with your children.  Cheer them on in the pajama parade and capture that special moment with a photo with Santa.

Grab some great stuff at the interactive auction

Hey bidder bidder bidder!  Get ready to work out your arms bidding for some fantastic gift baskets.  A few lucky children will even have the opportunity to take over the stage with our professional auctioneer to sell some of the family-friendly auction baskets!

The perfect food and drinks for the perfect night

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet (yes, breakfast for dinner!) to fill up for the night’s fun activities.  Top off your meal with a visit to the hot-chocolate bar for kids, or the cash adult-bar.  This year you can purchase an adult drink wristband for all-inclusive access to the cash bar.

Games for fun and prizes

The joy of a carnival without the stale popcorn or sunburns!  Children are invited to play the carnival-style skill games to win some fun prizes.   Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned carnival game?

AUCTION PACKAGES

We are currently working on putting together this year’s auction packages.  In the meantime, take a look at a few from last year’s event!

THE SCHEDULE

Here is a sample of the night’s activities.  The final schedule will be published once confirmed.

Doors & Buffet Open

05:00 PM

Welcome & Announcements

by Carly Willis, Event Emcee, Fox News Anchor

5:15 PM

Story time

by Anne Harris, Youth Outreach Librarian, Wichita Public Library

5:25 PM

Board Chair & Executive Director Introduction

5:40 PM

Live Auction

by McCurdy Auction

5:45 PM

Fund A Need

by Scholarship Winner - Ngoc Vuong

6:20 PM

Pajama Parade

by Santa

6:30 PM

Carnival Games & Santa Photos

6:35 PM

Event Ends

7:30 PM

OUR SPONSORS

We thank all of our sponsors!  Polar Express Literacy Event is a success through their contributions!

PRICING

Affordable for the entire family.

Adults
$25

Children Ages 6-12 Years

$10

Children Ages 2-5 Years

$3

Children under age 2 are FREE

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Watch our ad!

Watch the ad that we have running on Fox and MyTVWichita!

Host Announced!

We are pleased to announce that Fox Kansas News at Nine Anchor, Carly Willis will be this year’s Polar Express Host!  You can read her bio here or you can follow her on Twitter @CarlyWillisKSN

Announcing our DJ Guest – DJ Burnz!

Announcing our DJ Guest, DR Burnz!  His amazing talents will be brought to our Polar Express Literacy Event for 2018.  Want to check it out?  Buy your tickets today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be activities for my __ year old?

Yes!  We do our best to make sure that everyone has a fun time!

What is the dress code?

Festive/Casual-chic for the adults, pajamas for the children (for the pajama parade of course!)

Is this event come and go?

We request that attendees arrive and stay for the duration of the event.

How is the money from this fundraiser used?

Polar Express event helps fund Child Start scholarships.  These college scholarships are for high school graduates that attended Head Start earlier in life.

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ADDRESS

Polar Express Literacy Event

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35

549 S. Rock Rd, Wichita, KS  67207

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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CONTACT

childstartict@gmail.com

www.childstart.org

316-682-1853

800-684-3962

WE WANT TO SEE YOU THERE!

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN!

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