Clouds filled the Dedham skies Saturday, but the Dedham Community House offered a bright spot for children and adults on an overcast afternoon.
The community house hosted the third annual Fun for Kids Day, a fundraiser benefitting Children's Hospital Boston.
At least 100 people attended this year's event.
"It's been great," event founder Mark Consentino said. "There's been so much work, but we've had a great turnout."
Consentino created the 4Cs for Kids Fund, a nonprofit organization providing support to Children's Hospital Boston. The event founder said the afternoon festivities allow attendees to have fun while raising funds for a good cause.
"My main goal is for kids to have a great time, win some prizes and to raise money for the nonprofit," Consentino said.
Saturday's event featured music, games and activities for all ages to raise support and awareness for the cause.
Musician Steve Blunt hit a positive note with his performance at the event, mixing silly songs with traditional hits for the crowd.
Blunt said the event provides a chance to interact with people of all ages.
"I look forward to connecting with kids and families through music," Blunt, a Nashua, N.H. native, said.
Booths gave participants the chance to play games, win prizes and enjoy food and refreshments.
Every attendee finished the day a winner as the event featured prizes awarded to participants. Attendees could collect tickets throughout the day to earn prizes including stuffed animals, remote control cars and squirt guns.
Consentino noted he hopes to raise $4,000 from this year's event.
The Fun for Kids Day founder said 10 people volunteered for this year's event, but anyone can become involved with next year's festivities.
"We could always use more people to donate their time," Consentino said. "More volunteers would be great for next year."
Those interested in volunteering for next year's event can contact Mark Consentino at 781-724-9319 or by emailing Mark.email@example.com.