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April showers bring… Muddy Puddles!!

April 1 has been officially proclaimed “National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day” by the Muddy Puddles Project, and it kicked off a whole season of special events benefitting childhood cancer research, including Peppa-inspired Welly Walks, an organized stroll outside in your favorite pair of wellies (rain boots).  All Welly Walk participants were automatically entered for a chance to win a Meet-and-Greet with Peppa Pig, among other great prizes.  We are so happy to announce that The Country Children’s Center in Katonah, New York was our grand prize winner!  On Saturday, June 3rd, the children enjoyed talking a Welly Walk through the woods and jumping in Muddy Puddles with their favorite pig! The Welly Walk contest will be underway in September, so be sure to sign up!

In addition, the Muddy Puddles Project hosted a “Party with Peppa” on National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day at the Somers Sports Arena.  The sold out event on April 1, was a huge success!

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month (July), the Muddy Puddles Project and Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn are asking kids to share their ideas for a “Muddy Puddles” themed ice cream flavor. There will be a taste test at Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn from July 24-31, and the winning flavor will be sold in the store throughout the month of August! Zoe’s will be donating a large portion of the proceeds from the winning ice cream to help the Muddy Puddles Project fund childhood cancer research.

Finally, these amazing activities will soon be followed by our annual Mess Fest hosted by Kiwi Country Day Camp on August 5. Peppa will be making an appearance at the Mess Fest, so don’t miss out! Last year, our “Party with Peppa” sold out in two weeks, and more than 2,500 people attended the Mess Fest!