This Sunday (September 22, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m) the 9th Annual Walk for Children — an event with a lot of fun activities for kids (face painting, magicians, balloon making, etc.) and plenty of amusing activities for the grown-ups as well (DJs, arts & crafts, bake sale, dance performances) — will take place in Bethesda, Maryland.
The event is free and open to the public. The goal is to raise funds to support the charitable programs of Children of Persia in Iran and in the U.S.
Now you may be wondering …
So glad you asked!
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but you may still be wondering …
Ah, yet another great question.
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And there you have it.
It promises to be a fun event and it’s for a good cause.
Why, YES! Thank you for asking, Question Guy! I’ll be there and I’m very happy to participate in a cause that’s near and dear to my heart.
I’m also pleased to tell you that Fig & Quince is among the vendors & exhibitors of the event. It was a last minute decision, but sometimes you’ve got to take the plunge so I just held my nose and dived in, and we have a table! We are going to have some foodie goodies: a few different types of homemade torshi (Persian pickles); our special house-blend-ajeel (a yummy Persian trail mix); and some awesome sohan ‘eh assal candy (recipe by the incomparable khojee joon, a lovely family friend!) Possibly, perchance and maybe, if time permits, also some of my much touted tut, the Persian-marzipan delicacy. (Touted by me that is, ha ha.) Plus: some show-and-tell art books.
There’s going to be some amazing Iranian food offered by other vendors as well – and this little piggy plans to sample as much of it as possible.
So to recap: Free Event + Fun for the young and the young-at-heart + Charity + Yummy Iranian Food + Fig & Quince!
If you’re in the area, do drop by and say hi. It will be fun, and I’d love to meet some of y’all in real life. I’m also psyched to see some of y’all that I do know in real life — and you know who you are!
- On behalf of myself and Pingy: Hope to see you there!