Ice cream social benefits hospitalized kids

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) People enjoyed an afternoon of ice cream Saturday while helping hospitalized children have new books to read.

The sixth annual free ice cream social benefited Kate’s Kart at Grace Point Church.

Kate’s Kart is a not-for-profit organization that supplies free books to hospitalized children. Its goal is to promote literacy and encourage children and their families, to read on an ongoing basis.

The event was open to the public and featured ice cream, kids’ rides, games and prizes, pony rides, a Scholastic book fair, and live music and entertainment.

Kate’s Kart was founded in 2008 by the Layman family in memory of their daughter, Katherine Anne Layman, or Baby Kate. Within about five years, the organization has grown to service 16 area hospitals, plus several pediatric offices. The organization has handed out more than 75,000 new books to hospitalized children.

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