Despite wind, rain and cooler temperatures, the 65th Annual Albany Tulip Festival was a great success. People came out in droves over Mother’s Day weekend to see the beautiful array of tulips in Washington Park, listen to live music, browse the arts and crafts stalls and eat tasty fair food.
We had a lot of families visit us at the Catseye area in the festival’s Kidzone, where there were plenty of activities to keep everyone busy. Kids enjoyed the “Fur Ball Game”, where they could win a prize by dunking a beach ball into a bucket, and the Caddie coloring pages. Jay Corbin and the #8 Catseye Racecar was also a big hit. Parents and children alike couldn’t get enough of the Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Some appreciated the large insects from afar while others let the roaches walk on their arms. But most popular of all was Photos with Caddie. Families could take home instant photos of themselves with Catseye’s loveable orange mascot.
For the Catseye staff that helped at the event, seeing and hearing how much people in our community love our company is a great pay off for all our hard work in the office and in the field.
One mother told us, “This morning my four-year-old son said to me, ‘Today is Mother’s Day which means it’s Tulip Fest which means we get to see the Catseye Guy!’” Another little boy wanted a Catseye-themed birthday party and more than one child knew all the words in the Catseye jingle. The best was seeing our tiniest friends run into Caddie’s arms for a great, big cat-hug.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Tulip Festival!