Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is joined by Roanoke County Department of Economic Development and Tanglewood Mall in holding the 16th annual Tons of Fun event, which is free for kids and families. The affair will take place at Tanglewood Mall on Saturday Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tanglewood Mall will be filled with fun from local businesses like Barnes and Noble and Fun Times Party Warehouse, and organizations like Mountain View Humane and Roanoke County Police and Fire & Rescue.
A musical performance by Roger Day, children’s musician and winner of two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards is taking place for the first time in Tons of Fun’s history. There are entertaining performances by the Southernettes Baton Corps and magician Mark Fuller. As well, children can talk to their favorite characters like Spider Man, Aladdin and “Frozen’s” Snow Queen.
Parents will have the chance to meet with Camp Fair to get information about children’s summer camps around the country. They can also enter a door prize, which includes a chance to win free summer camp opportunities.
Activities at Tons of Fun include face painting, crafts, rides, games, zoo animals and interactive exhibits like an indoor scavenger hunt. With the amount of exciting activities and performances, the entire family will be entertained for the day, and there is something to interest people of all types and ages.
Written by Danielle Raymond