Sunday, September 16, 2012

Launch Party = Success.

Saturday was the Live Well Waco Launch Party mentioned in the last post.
It seemed that all our hard work and planning paid off. We estimated 600 people in attendance. 
Here are a few pictures of the event.

We started with a FREE 5K and gave out free shirts to all participants. I was so happy to see so many families running together.

 We had a signature banner that people could sign if they "PLEDGE TO LIVE WELL!"
See Neil there? He came out to help and he did great - and he was the first to sign the banner :)
We had free horseback rides, too.
 The rides were not very long but I guess no one seemed to mind considering this was the line 2 minutes before the horses were scheduled to leave.....ya, we asked for an extra hour!
 Our favorite secretary claimed to have a secret talent of face painting and she did not disappoint! 
I think she was the busiest booth!

 We had Outdoor Waco there to host kayak, canoe, and paddleboards. We knew they would be a hit but we still under estimated. They saw about 300 people go through!
Our hope was that it would give people a chance to try something they normally would not.

 We also had about 15 inflatables. This one was awesome. It was five sided, each side with a different sport. See that ball suspended in the air? There was a air stream that came from the ball and suspended it there so you could swing.
 Each of our 5 wellness categories hosted a booth. This is Be Well, which focuses on chronic disease management.
 We also had a 30 foot rock climbing wall which was cool except for the horn at the top that you hit when you made it up there. Next time we won't have it so close to the vendors.
 Jousting seems to be a favorite but check out that view!
The park is located right on the river with Cameron Park bluffs on the other side.
 This kid was just so cute!!! look at him dragging all his goodies home. We gave away frisbees, plastic MyPlates, lunchboxes, fruit, colorbooks, magnets, bags, cups, etc.
It was his birthday and thought this whole party was for him!!! 

It rained all day Friday and Sunday but stopped just long enough for us on Saturday. 
The weather was perfect and the turnout was great!
But, this is just the beginning. This was the launch party so we have lots planned for the future. 
The website is also up now so visit 
to find out more!

1 comment:

  1. Great website, Margo! Looks like everyone had a great time at the launch, too!