Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Updates on the Mess Fest - Music, Activities and More!

The Mess Fest is just over a week away, and we are expecting a big turnout.  I just know that Ty would be SO PROUD!  Before he passed away, he wanted a huge carnival party for his fifth birthday.  We bought all of the supplies, but we never had the chance to give him that party.  Well, this is going to be the type of "carnival" that he dreamed of.  A true MESS FEST.  I just can't wait to see so many kids having fun and getting messy in honor of Ty and all the poor kids like him who are robbed of such opportunities due to childhood cancer and other disabilities.  Thank you so much to all of our friends who will be able to attend!  And a special thanks to our friends at Kiwi Country Day Camp for being such a benevolent host. 

The event will have all of the following, and more - so be sure you come prepared for a fun-filled day and bring a swimsuit!
  • swimming
  • paddle boats
  • muddy puddles at the MUD PIT
  • arts and crafts (including splatter paint and glitter)
  • whipped cream pie tosses
  • treasure hunt
  • mummy-making competition
  • cake walk
  • pony rides
  • hay rides
  • bingo
  • magic show
  • rescue animal show
  • ziplines
  • climbing walls
  • bounce castles
  • batting cages
  • t-shirts and raffles for sale
  • food fights (and plenty of food for eating)
  • beauty tent and tattoos
  • balloon animals
  • MUSIC and more...
Speaking of music, I want to announce a beautiful little girl named Talia Denis ( who will be performing.  Talia is a true talent.  At just 12 years old, she has also proven to have a huge heart by showing how much she supports the cause and the TLC Foundation.  Thank you, Talia!  We can't wait to watch you perform :)

About Talia:
Talia Denis is a rapidly emerging young singer, songwriter from upstate, NY who creates music that is known for being fun and inspirational  Talia has gained notoriety for being the “Real” kid musician. Talia headlined her own northeast US tour in 2012 and will soon be back on the road again supporting her new record.
Recognizing that in today’s world, more than ever before she needs to act as a role model for other young people, Talia’s lyrical content and image show that one does not need provocative lyrics to make great music and to put on fun, exciting shows that move her audience.
Talia's new album will be released near the beginning of September and there is going to be a special gift for all who attend Muddy Puddles Show.

The TLC Foundation is busy planning a great event.  Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!!  All for you, Ty.  I hope you love it because I am pouring my heart and soul into this.  I can just picture you with that great big smile of yours that continues to melt hearts :)

In our backyard, Summer 2012


  1. As bitter sweet as this is going to be, I know Ty is going to be there and LOVE IT!

  2. Address will this will be held please! This sounds like an incredible event! Ty will be there, don't you worry! And his laugh and bright twinkle in his eyes will be seen thru you and Lou! <3
    You need to make the next mess fest a Long Island event! Lol

  3. Oh Ty, thats how I awlays want to remember you, smiling no matter what. You are just so delicious and perfect. I love you so very much. I am your forever fan. I can't wait to attend your "birthday" party.

  4. Could you please post the address where the mess fest will be and the hours as well? It sounds fun!

  5. I am so bummed I can't be there!! It coincides with a prior commitment :( Next year for sure...

  6. Mess Fest is at Camp Kiwi, Mahopac NY. Saturday, August 10, 11 - 4PM. Hope to see you there! for advance tickets, or you can buy them at the door :)

  7. Wish I lived closer, I would SO be there!! Love the picture of Ty. He will be at the carnival, Cindy, no doubt!

  8. I can't believe it's only a week away - so exciting! Ty will be there smiling down on everyone getting Messy in his memory :) love to The Campbell's. - Donna T