Fun-O-Rama will be held in celebration of California Clean Air Day

CATHEDRAL CITY — Fun-O-Rama, a new event for this community, envelops the charm of an old-fashioned family fun day with field day activities such as sack races, box relay, cornhole toss, bean bag toss, ring toss, T-ball hit and running of bases, basketball dunk, and cupcake walks.

It also includes a Tug-of-War competition between the City’s fire and police departments.  Beyond field day activities, Fun-O-Rama celebrates Clean Air Day with art projects for kids and a photo booth with a fall theme. Families will also enjoy free breakfast, snacks and drinks, while supplies last.

Councilmember Nancy Ross, 2020 Volunteer of the Year Sue Townsley, City’s Environmental Conservation Division, SCRAP Gallery, the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, Cathedral City Arts Commissioners, the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission, and the Desert Recreation District have teamed up to provide this family fun day event at Ocotillo Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ocotillo Park is located at 33300 Moreno Road in Cathedral City.

Nancy Ross, the newest elected member of the City Council, proposed the idea last month to her colleagues and they embraced it,

“After a year and a half of a global pandemic, masking, distancing, being too young to receive vaccinations, schooling from home for a year and not fully understanding what is happening to our world, our kids deserve a day of pure fun,” Ross told Uken Report at the time.  “An outdoor party in the park.  A Fun-O-Rama.”

It is an event for the whole family with 1,000 medals to be won and a way to forget the world for a few hours, Ross said.

Additionally, Fun-O-Rama will provide the community with educational information on SB 1383 and the need to start recycling food waste in separate containers starting on Jan. 1, 2022. As part of the educational process, free food waste containers will be given away. The statewide effort, known as SB 1383, was enacted to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP’s), which contribute to global warming and affect human health. SLCPs remain in the atmosphere for less time than carbon dioxide, but potentially cause more damage.

No music or amplified noise will be part of the event.


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  • Cornhole: Shutterstock