United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass County and Serenity Now Alpaca Farm of Jenkins teamed up for a summer outing of music, reading and activities for area children Saturday, July 20.

The event featured face painting, snacks, coloring, tours of a fire truck, live instrumental music, fluffy alpacas, yarn spinning lessons and guest readers. Readers included Pine River-Backus Elementary School Principal Rick Aulie, Pequot Lakes Police Officer Kate Petersen, Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson and others.

Those who registered at this free event got an opportunity to win the books that were read there.