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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( June 8, 1999)
BUBBLE FESTIVAL IS SURE TO POP THE CORK ON SUMMER FUN
The Bubble Festival in Rapid City is sure to pop the cork on summer fun. Rapid City’s newest and possibly most interactive museum, the Children’s Science Center, is hosting the event on Saturday, June 12. With games, toys, hands- on science exhibits, a guest speaker, and of course, lots of bubble making antics, the Bubble Festival is something kids young and old alike won’t want to miss.
Lois Beckner, an independent scholar from Aberdeen, sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council, will give two presentations during the day. During the first presentation, given at 10: 30 am, Lois will talk about some of the chores that were done during the 1800’ s. While describing churning butter, soap making, spinning wool, and school life, Lois will ask for audience members to participate in her presentation. The second presentation will be given at 12: 00 pm and will offer samples of toys from the 1800’ s. On display will be rolling hoops, grace hoops, marbles, dominoes, dolls, and many more toys.
An event you won’t want to miss is the “ bubble- gum blowing” contest to be held at 11: 30 and 1: 00. Who can blow the biggest bubble? Bubblicious will be providing prizes for the contests. And don’t leave without attempting a bubble wall, a square bubble, bubble skeleton, frozen bubble, body bubbles, and turning bubbles into foam – to name just a few of the fun activities planned for the day.
The Bubble Festival will take place from 10: 00 am – 2: 00 pm. The cost is $ 3 for adults, and $ 3 or $ 1 and 2 cans of food for children. The Children’s Science Center is located at 515 West Boulevard, formerly the location of the Minnelusa Pioneer and Sioux Indian Museum.
Call the SDSM& T Office of University and Public Relations at 394- 2554 for further information about the Bubble Festival.
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