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 2017 grand prize winner! The Welly Walk contest is currently underway again, so be sure to sign-up. You could be our 2018 winner (winners will be announced on April 1, 2018).
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, and we will be hosting it again in 2018, so check back often.
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month (July), the Muddy Puddles Project and Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn teamed up to collect “recipe” submissions for children, featuring their ideas for a Muddy Puddles-themed ice cream flavor. After a week of taste testing in the store (and collecting votes), “Puppy Paws” was declared the winning flavor, and has since been sold in the store with Zoe’s donating a large portion of the proceeds to help the Muddy Puddles Project fund childhood cancer research.
Finally, our annual Mess Fest hosted by Kiwi Country Day Camp was held on August 5, and it was a tremendous success. Thousands of people came to join us in a celebration of childhood while helping us fund childhood cancer research. Check back often for news about upcoming events.