Family Advocacy hosts Family Fest 2008 Published Oct. 23, 2008 By Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz 18th Wing Public Affairs KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Military members, civilians and their families are invited to come out for Family Fest 2008 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Torii Beach. The event, jointly sponsored by the Kadena Family Advocacy and Army Family Advocacy offices, will feature family-friendly activities and contests. "Family Fest is a more family-centered version of October Fest," said Capt. Sundonia Wonnum, 18th Medical Operations Squadron chief of Family Advocacy. "The purpose of the event is to promote family health and resilience." Featured activities will include family portraits, t-shirt decorating, karaoke, costume contests, bouncy houses and an appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog. Live entertainment will be provided by youth performing groups and a DJ. Food will be available for purchase. "Families can bring lawn chairs and food if they would like," Captain Wonnum said. Admission to Family Fest is free, but families are asked to donate one bag of individually wrapped candy to be distributed to all children in attendance. The Family Advocacy chief also advised families not to bring glass bottles, pets or charcoal grills. Gas grills are acceptable. Several agencies and organizations will set up information booths including the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Army Community Group Organization, Building Opportunities for Single Soldiers, Kadena Youth Programs and the Health and Wellness Center. Volunteers are still needed for various activities. For more information on Family Fest or to volunteer, call Captain Wonnum at 634-0433.