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Third Annual Care Carnival

24 Oct 2017

written by Croma


Third Annual Care Carnival


The third annual Care Carnival will return to downtown Mobile on November 5, 2017. The fundraiser is for Woody’s Song, a program of The Learning Tree to benefit children with autism. This free family friendly block party will occur on Jackson Street between Dauphin and St. Francis nearby Hayley’s Bar. More information can be found at the Facebook event link below:

Care Carnival Facebook Event


The no cover charity event will occur between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. with entertainment for guests to enjoy. A variety of carnival games such as cornhole, clown toss, fish for duckies, tic tac toe frogs, ring toss, street bowling, solo cup crash, surprise grab, and punch-a-hole will be available for all to play for free with donations encouraged. There will even be a pie booth for those needing to blow off some steam by hurling some pastries. Mobilians like Mobile advocate Darwin Singleton, Matt McCoy, Hayley’s owner Delane Bond, and Southsounds cofounder Emily Hayes will brave the booth this year.


A few of the great prizes Mobilians can win with donations

Tickets are available for purchase at the event. This year will feature a Silent Auction with many of the most valuable prizes in addition to additional prize drawings every hour. The proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to Woody’s song. Here is a list of some of the great prizes on offer:

General Prizes:                                                                Silent Auction Items:
* Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center                             * Sasha Shirazi artwork (valued at $350)
Curious George gift pack                                                    * Lucy Gafford artwork (valued at $75)
* Mellow Mushroom gift card $25                                        * Sol Davis artwork (valued at $225)
* The Blind Mule gift cards $40                                           * Marissa Miller-Peevy artwork (valued at $30)
* OK Bicycle Shop gift card                                                 * Jennifer Levene artwork (2 prints valued at
* $100 gift certificate- Courtney Duncan                              $50 each; painting valued at $125)
* Pat’s gift certificate                                                            * Rando Dixon artwork
* KABL & CO.                                                                       * Suzette Callaghan bag with original print
* Root & Bloom gift pack                                                           and $50 tattoo certificate
* Keller Works gift pack                                                       * Susanna Bieque Laney artwork
* The Haberdasher gift certificate
* AMC Movie Tickets
* Woodenheart Skate Shop
* $50 Fuego gift card
* Visit Mobile gift pack
* Gulf Distributing prize pack
* The Crescent Theater movie tickets


Local visual artists donate their works, time, and resources to the event every year. 2017 is no exception, with guest artists Anna Mary Baskin, Ryan Jetten, Victoria Nix , Marissa Miller-Peevy, Quincy Kahlil Roundtree, and Deidra Lyn Vanek all making contributions. Guests who donate may be lucky enough to carry an original work or print home as a souvenir to commemorate the day.


There is a lot more entertainment besides the prizes and games too! Local magician Joey 5 will be performing illusions for the crowd. Also, several great local musicians will be entertaining the crowd such as Matthew Neese & Lane Fisher, Wil Reid, Symone French & Patrick Ramsey, and Brian Wattier of Glasswar. Music fans will find the event a worthy visit just for the sights and sounds.

Matthew Neese

Cotton candy, popcorn, Kona Ice Coastal Alabama, and Pernell’s Hot Dog Stand will on site for patrons to enjoy in-between games and dancing. Kona Ice will be donating 30 percent of their sales at the event to Woody’s Song, so make sure to get some flavored ice! They offer a $3, $4, or $5 refillable cup. They also honor previously purchased refillable cups; refills are $3. Hayley’s Bar will also be offering drink specials for adults. Any people still wishing to be vendors or volunteers at this event can contact the organizer at: [email protected]


Woody’s Song is a tuition-based day program for elementary age children on the autism spectrum that operates year-round. By increasing skills in the areas of language, socialization, and cognitive skills while decreasing behaviors that interfere with learning, the service helps children with autism learn to take pride in themselves and their work. Brittany Mistich, an employee of Hayley’s Bar, works with the children at Woody’s Song and saw a need to create an event to aid and sustain the program.

14937171_1248713368527345_1011873881_nBrittany Mistich and son

“I’m extremely grateful that our community has been such a great source of kindness and support for Woody’s Song through our Care Carnival event. Three years have flown by since we started and I couldn’t be more proud of its growth and the volunteers that help make it possible. It speaks volumes about Mobile and how big our citizens hearts are to help us raise thousands of dollars,” Mistich shared.


Mobile community should be inspired by all the selfless effort Mistich has dedicated towards such a positive cause. Area businesses and community leaders are all joining together to make this block party a big success. Now all that remains is for other Mobilians to show their compassion and support by attending Care Carnival 2017. Donating to Woody’s Song will enable children with unique educational needs within the Mobile community to not only gain the resources which improve their chances of success, but foster positive self-worth as well.


Hayley’s Bar Facebook

Care Carnival Facebook Event


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