BY JASMINE ROSALES
The Big Hearts for Little Hearts Loma Linda Guild held a family fun day Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the Burrage Mansion in Redlands. Held from 12 to 4 p.m, families were welcomed in by staff and volunteers all over the property.
This event is a community outreach day full of first responders, fun crafts, activities, a petting zoo, food, a nature hike, comfort dogs, tug of war, face painting and balloon animals. Even offering booths along the entrance and around the house such as a library for story time and an hourly cooking class with Chef Burton.
Volunteer at the Family Fun Day and junior at Citrus Valley, Jacob Soto shares, “I thought it was a nice thing for the kids because its not an everyday thing these kids get to see all these unique things all piled up in one location, especially at a mansion and actually go inside and explore the place with all of these activities”
Working with the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital foundation and Loma Linda Guild Big Hearts for Little Hearts, Jill Green explains more about the day planned for families, Green shares, “It’s just an outreach for all of our communities to know that they have Loma Linda Children’s Hospital here for them if needed.”
Overlooking the lot from the hill above near the recreational area (Jasmine Rosales/ Ethic News Photo)
East Valley Therapy Dogs welcoming all to pet the dogs and telling guests the dogs’ story, in hopes to help comfort others. (Jasmine Rosales/ Ethic News Photo)
The petting zoo set up near the golf course gave families the opportunity to pet live animals. (Jasmine Rosales/Ethic News Photo)
Food Trucks set up to cater for guests, featuring The Habit, Grill a Dog and Happy Camper Creamery. (Jasmine Rosales/ Ethic News Photo)