Summer’s End Festival ’23 takes place this Saturday, September 23rd at the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park. 

This is a fundraiser for the Mooky Project which provides treatment buddies for children at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and children in the Shriners Hospital.

The Mooky Project was created by Pebbles Wireman, a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident as a teen.  She has turned her pain and suffering into a message of hope by reaching out to children in various hospitals. 

Pebbles was in the hospital on her birthday several years ago and a friend gave her a sock monkey and she named him Mooky.  Mooky has traveled with her through more than 100 medical procedures and surgeries.  The nurses and staff applied bandages to represent what she had done.

The Mooky Project is a foundation Pebbles created to provide sock monkeys to children in the hospital.  The Mooky is used by the hospital staff to explain to children what will happen during their surgery or procedure to take away some of their fears.

Summer’s End at the Young Amphitheater opens at 1 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.  They will have a variety of vendors selling crafts and home party vendors.  There will be food trucks, games for kids, face painting, drawings for prizes, a huge silent auction, and entertainment.  Hidden in Plain Sight takes the stage at 4 with a fantastic concert for all to enjoy.   

Bring the family and enjoy a few hours at Summer’s End this Saturday at the Young Amphitheater.