Pastor Brandon Joyner and Chapel Hill Baptist are bringing Grandpop Bubbles and his free Bubble Festival all the way from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to Smith Middle School, 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill, on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is a free event.
Grandpop Bubbles will bring his bubble wands, poles, basins, buckets and 90 gallons of bubble juice. You’ll get to share his bubble wands and three foot bubble “tristrings” (two stricks and strings) to make huge bubbles.
Besides the chance to make giant bubbles with Grandpop Bubbles, free admission includes:
- Dog Show
- Bounce Houses
- Food Truck: Baconessence
- Carolina Ice
- Jones’ Lemonade Stand
- Cilantro Mexican Cuisine Food Truck
- Face Painting
- Prize Giveaways
Here is some bubble protocol, and hints and tips, to make the event more fun for everyone:
Borrow wands and tristrings and share when the time comes. Children are welcome to bring their wands and blowers or use Grandpop Bubbles’ wands and tristrings.
Teach kids to resist the temptation to stir the mix. Stirring makes lots of froth. Froth in the mix is bad for bubbles. Rather, just press the wand to the bottom of the bucket and slide out slowly. Sideways is best.
When someone asks you to NOT pop their bubbles, please respect that. Grandpop Bubbles will make enough bubbles for everyone to pop. Only pop bubbles with fingers or noses. No swinging or throwing stuff.
You might consider letting the really giant bubbles Live, to enjoy the way they shape-shift.
- If the bubble is smaller than you then go ahead and POP IT!
- If it is bigger than you, then you might want to let it live so people can admire the beauty!
- Then, instead of popping the giant bubbles, try to get under them, then blow puffs of air into them to make little bubbles inside the big bubbles. It’s more fun than popping and it lets the giant bubbles live longer so we can enjoy their shapes and colors.
Respect the equipment you borrow, please. Keep in the area and do not carry while popping any bubbles. Never leave the wands or tristrings on the ground where they get broken and dirty, but return to the cart or bucket home or hand them to a volunteer.