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'Children Are Precious' carnival this weekend benefits CASA of Kern County

'Children are Precious' Carnival
Posted at 4:12 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 18:02:53-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The 'Children Are Precious' carnival this weekend is back this weekend, benefiting the Kayli Memorial Fund.

Admission is free! There will be activities for kids, exotic reptile show, sack races, pie-eating contest, cake walk, vendor booths, surprise fairy tale appearances, raffle prizes, food, and more.

On Saturday, put on your cowboy boots and saddle up for the ‘Junior Rodeo’ and on Sunday, attend Cowboy Church.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Kayli Memorial Fund, which was set up as a legacy fund for CASA of Kern County in honor of Kayli Jean Bearden whose life was taken by an act of child abuse on August 26, 2008.

All of the proceeds raised from this event stay in Kern County to help Advocate for foster children who have experienced abuse or neglect and give a 'Child a Voice'. Currently, CASA has 30 children on the list waiting for someone to give them a ‘Voice’.

It's happening at the Rancho Rio Equestrian Center at 5320 Peacock Park Lane in Bakersfield.

Saturday's hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday's hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.