By Anna Skinner
A festival to raise money for the Westfield Youth Assistance Program will take place on June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wittler Orthodontics parking lot at 534 E. S.R. 32.
Dr. Wittler, Dr. Diana Kozlowski from Growing Grins Pediatric Dentisty and Dr. Jason Flannagan from First Impressions Family Dental Care all teamed together to sponsor the event, called the Summer Smiles Festival.
It is open to the public, with food trucks, a dunking machine, fun games for kids and parents, a Westfield fire truck available for viewing and a Chick-Fil-A cow passing out coupons.
Mayor Andy Cook has even agreed to be dunked by the dunking machine.
The WYAP is an early intervention program for at-risk kids.
“It’s a great way to contribute back to the community with respect and it is a way for the kids to have fun, to get to know one another,” Florence Trisch, the treatment coordinator at Wittler Orthodontics, said. “It’s going to a wonderful cause, it’s a way to do something for Westfield and the children of Westfield.”
Trisch said that Wittler has sponsored events like this before, and enjoys doing it. Since Wittler, Kozlowski and Flannagan teamed together to sponsor the event, it is strictly on a donations scale.
Kids liable for WYAP are mostly discovered through the schools and nominated by teachers. It is completely voluntary.
For more information, visit www.youthassistance.org/westfield/.