Annual Kate’s Kart ice cream social draws a crowd

LEO, Ind. (WANE) – The 9th annual Kate’s Kart Ice Cream Social helped raise money for a good cause Saturday.

A boy in the hospital received a book from Kate’s Kart.

The free event happened at Leo’s Riverside Gardens Park.

Thousands of people attended and enjoyed, food, live entertainment, games, pony rides, mascot appearances and more.

Kate’s Kart was established in memory of 18-month-old Katherine Anne Layman who passed away in 2006 after being diagnosed with heart defects.

Kate’s family donates books to children in hospitals because she loved books herself. The program has donated more than 158,000 books since it started.

Donations of brand new books and money were welcomed at the ice cream social.