Events

Kate's Kart 6th Annual Free Ice Cream Social

  • June 14, 2014 at 11:00am until 3:00pm

Location: Grace Point Church, 8611 Mayhew Road, Fort Wayne, IN 4685
Cost: Free

The 6th Annual Free Ice Cream Social benefiting Kate’s Kart will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Grace Point Church, located at 8611 Mayhew Road in Fort Wayne.  This event is open to the public, and will feature free Edy’s ice cream, kids’ rides, games and prizes, pony rides, a Scholastic book fair, plus live, family-friendly music and entertainment.  All activities and performances are free, with donations accepted to support this organization’s endeavors.

Kate's Kart is a not-for-profit organization that supplies free books to hospitalized children to keep for their enjoyment. Our goal is to promote literacy and encourage children, and their families, to read on an ongoing basis. Kate's Kart was founded in 2008 by the Layman family in memory of their daughter, Katherine Anne Layman (affectionately known to family and friends as "Baby Kate").

In just over five years, our organization has grown to service 16 area hospitals, plus several pediatric offices. We currently have over 90 volunteers collecting, counting, sorting, labeling, stocking and distributing books.  To date, we have handed out over 75,000 new books to hospitalized children.

For more information, contact:

  • Krista Layman
  • E-mail: krista@kateskart.org
  • Phone Number: (260) 413-4089
  • Website: www.KatesKart.org