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This year's theme: A Walk Through History!

Family Fest '05 took place on May 14th and 15th, 2005 at Carousel Center in Syracuse, NY.

Family Fest 2005 was a benefit for the Syracuse Home Activities Department in loving memory of Ellie Jones Bissell, the Grandmother of Got Theater? Project's Artistic Director, Jason Dinant.


The secondary beneficiary of the 2005 Family Fest was the Westcott Community Center's after school program.


In Loving Memory - Ellie Jones-Bissell:


Thanks to all the participating groups:
  • Westcott Community Center


  • Sterling Renaissance Festival


  • Syracuse LEAD Progam

Thanks to the festival performers:
  • Blair Dawson (Got Theater? Project)
  • Biboti African Drumming & Dance (Westcott Community Center)
  • Bubbles the Clown


  • Mother Goose


Festival Activities included:
  • Carnival Games
  • Arts/Crafts booth where kids can make:
  1. Bead Necklaces
  2. Hand Print Stars
  3. Create your own photo frame
  • The MOST Coloring Contest

Kids can WIN tickets to the MOST!

  • Face Painting
  • Gift Basket Raffle
  • History of CNY Booths
  • Informational booths
  • and Much More

Thanks to the 2005 Family Festival Sponsors:
  • Carousel Center Mall (Main Festival Sponsor)


  • The MOST (Coloring Contest Sponsor)
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    Thanks to the Gift Basket Raffle Sponsors:

    • Carousel Center Mall
    • The MOST
    • Curves Gym for Women (State Fair Blvd #315-857-0300)
    • Sterling Renaissance Festival
    • The Dinant & Schultz Families

    Thanks to all the event volunteers, without all of your hard work the event would not have been possible! Thanks!
    Cheryl Dinant
    Devin Dinant
    Linda Schultz
    Maureen Ogden
    Irv Jones
    Mark Butler
    Blair Dawson
    Judi Dixon
    Cathy Nuener
    Nancy Chapman

    Got Theater? Project * Syracuse, NY * Las Vegas, NV * "Raising funds for charity through theater!"