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Smash SMARD Fest

August 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Howell & Mello Families Present

Smash SMARD Fest

a fundraiser for SMARD1 research at Josephine Sculpture Park

Saturday, August 3

5pm to 11pm

$10 Parking

Please bring CASH for activity donations, food & drink.

All proceeds benefit smashSMARD.

Outdoor Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet ~ Food & Drink ~ Pie Smashing Station ~  Bubbles Station ~ Face Painting ~ Open Mic 5:30-6:30pm ~ Kentucky Dance Academy Performance 6:35pm~ Drum Circle 7-8pm ~ Raffle & Silent Auction~ Sculpture Scavenger Hunt, Chalk Talk & Wood Building Blocks

Seven-month-old Brooks Howell – relative to several Frankfort natives –  was diagnosed with an ultra rare and often fatal genetic disease called SMARD1: Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress Type 1. All proceeds from this event will benefit smashSMARD, a nonprofit organization raising money to fund promising genetic research to improve SMARD1 symptoms. Learn more about Brooks’ story on his blog, www.smallbutmightybrooks.com. On behalf of the Howell & Mello families, we thank you for your generosity and for helping us spread the word about this event and rare genetic disease. We hope you can join us for this fun family event. THANK YOU!

OUTDOOR MOVIE (Dusk/9pm to 11pm)

Bring a lawn chair or blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie on a large screen in Josephine Sculpture Park’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater!


Community Que Food Truck (BBQ) – A portion of the proceeds benefit smashSMARD

West Sixth Brews – A portion of the proceeds benefit smashSMARD

Popcorn, Ice Cream & Candy – All proceeds benefit smashSMARD

ACTIVITIES (5pm to 9pm) 

Kids Activities: Sculpture Scavenger Hunt, Bubbles Station, Chalk Talk, & Wood Building Blocks (throughout the park)

Face Painting by Elle Arts Media LLC 6pm (Art Barn)

Open Mic 5:30-6:30pm (stage)

Kentucky Dance Academy Performance 6:35pm (stage)

Drum Circle with Jaret Ellis 7-8pm (stage)

Pie Smashing Station: Donate to smash pie in your friends’ and familys’ faces! Also participate in the #smashSMARD challenge (check it out!)

Raffle baskets for kids and adults

Silent Auction including art pieces, sports tix, instruments & more!




All proceeds benefit smashSMARD to fund SMARD1 research.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors

Josephine Sculpture Park, DaVinci’s Pizza, Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, Poor Richard’s Books, Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic & Wellness, Brighton Storage, MountainFit Wellness, Garcia’s, SpeedPro Imaging, RE / MAX Commonwealth Realty – Taylor Marshall, Cameron Howell Team – Primerica Financial Services, McCain Landscaping & Lawn Care, Sig Luscher Brewing, West Sixth Brewing, Elle Arts Media LLC, Blue Skits Art Studio & Community Que.


August 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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