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Kids swarm Houston Arboretum for Safari-themed Texas Children's Family Fun Day

Kids swarm Arboretum for Safari-themed Texas Children's Family Fun Day

Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Candice Corley, Camille Corley
Candice  and mom Camille Corley are greeted by a bird-like character. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Lex Hochner, Lee Hochner, Kitty Hochner, Carroll Ray, Hugh Ray, Hallie Moore, Charlie Moore, John Ray, Kathryn Ray
Lex Hochner, from left, Lee Hochner, Kitty Hochner, Carroll Ray, Hugh Ray, Hallie Moore, Charlie Moore, John Ray and Kathryn Ray. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Chase Sabloff
Chase Sabloff plays with a maraca during the Family Fun Day. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Scarlette Juneau, Brad Juneau, Melissa Juneau
Scarlette Juneau, left, Brad Juneau and Melissa Juneau. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Henley Holmes, Amy Holmes
Henley Holmes, left, and Amy Holmes.
 
Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Eliza Dorros
Eliza Dorros. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Laura Goodrum, John George, Johnny George
Laura Goodrum, from left, the baby, John George and Johnny George. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, snake exhibit
Kids were fascinated by the snake exhibit, which featured a variety of non-venomous snakes. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, rock climbing wall
The rock climbing wall. Photo by John R. Lewis
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Candice Corley, Camille Corley
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Lex Hochner, Lee Hochner, Kitty Hochner, Carroll Ray, Hugh Ray, Hallie Moore, Charlie Moore, John Ray, Kathryn Ray
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Chase Sabloff
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Scarlette Juneau, Brad Juneau, Melissa Juneau
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Henley Holmes, Amy Holmes
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Eliza Dorros
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, Laura Goodrum, John George, Johnny George
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, snake exhibit
Houston, Shelby, Texas Childrens Ambassadors Party, May 2015, rock climbing wall

What: Texas Children's Hospital Ambassador's "Family Fun Day."

Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.

The 411:  Serious about family fun, Texas Children's supporters and their kiddoes turned out 700 strong for the annual outdoor event that this year featured African dancers and safari-themed "animals."

Kitty and Lex Hochner, Hallie and Tyler Moore and Carroll and Hugh Ray chaired the outing that included trackless train rides, face painting, a petting zoo, balloon art, safari games and pony rides. A Fare Extraordinaire provided the sliders, chicken tenders and pigs-in-a-blanket and a delightful dessert table featuring cake pops decorated like jungle animals, animal crackers and “zebra” brownies.

The philanthropic side of the event included donations of art supplies to the Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. 

Who: Michelle and Alan Smith, Liz Stepanian, Claudia and David Walkup, Jane-Page Crump, Carolyn and Chris Dorros, Eleanor Gilbane, Melissa and Brad Jeneau, Ali Saberioon, Ashley and Michael Hanna, Shea Morenz and Coble and Jeffrey Jorgensen.