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So this past weekend I was able to attend the Kidspalooza for the first time. I had never even heard of this event that was for kids. As I get there, I noticed it was something big, they closed down some streets, and they had booths for kids and parents, rides, and food.

My first impression was how neat it was. I had always thought of only events for adults, such as concerts, block parties, etc. The only time I thought El Paso had family events was for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and such, more like during the Holidays, I had heard about the Dia De Los Ninos event, but that was because I had volunteered. When I get to the library where I was going to be helping, there were other stands, such as the zoo, and something else that had to do with insects. Once kids started going in, they were all excited not only for going into one booth, but attending several ones and learning from each and every one. 

What they had to do was to draw on what artist inspired them, and we had some examples, but they did not had to be the same, but more like making them their own. We are Latinitas, an all girls thing, but some little kids (boys) did not care, they were inspired, and I mean how can we say "No" to them, so of course they drew next to some girls as well. It is crazy how much talent they all have. Well more than me that is a fact.

As the hours past by, kids probably from ages 5 to maybe 14 past by and showed their talent on drawing, some of them tried to do the same painting, (they were able to use crayons and color pencils) while others used the artists paintings to do their own drawings. 

Not only they had fun, but I did as well, to see a little kid having so much fun gives you the chance on having fun, because you don't only interact with the kids, but with parents as well. We were able to give the parents information on what this organization does, and how it works, on how we try to empower the girls on how good they can be, and how by following the examples of others, they can do big things as well. 

I can say this event was a total success, not for us, but for the kids, which this event was for that, for the kids. On our way out, we only heard nothing but laughs, and kids yelling but not as freaky screams, more like happy ones (if that makes any sense). I am glad I was able to give my time for this kids, who one day will run the world.

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