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Artown Fans Fill Up Wingfield Park

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We're now in the second week of this year's Artown, and there's a full schedule the rest of the month.

It was packed at Wingfield Park on Monday night, as kids and parents took advantage of free entertainment all evening long.

Most of us know the story of The Cat and The Hat, the Dr. Seuss book made famous in the 1950s. Monday night the book came alive with a live show.

"My daughter, Devin, she just turned three," says Chris Taylor. "She's a big fan of PBS, watches it every morning. So she would not let us miss it."

Hundreds set up lawn chairs and blankets to watch the presentation.

"It's a classic, it's a classic," says Jakob Loseke. "I love Dr. Seuss. I read it to all my kids."

Before the performers took the stage at 8:00 p.m., a family festival was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., offering kids all kinds of free entertainment.

"I like just being outside and I like going to the river and I like all the music," says 10-year-old Vanessa Loseke.

The little ones enjoyed face painting along with a variety of crafts and games. They even got to put their creative juices to work on a giant poster, and meet some local mascots as well.

Folks say they like being able to bring their kids downtown and see live entertainment every day of the week.

"It's Artown," says Fay Thomas. "It's the best thing Reno does. That's what I think. And Monday nights are the family nights."

Family night certainly turned out to be a hit, because just finding an open spot to sit in Wingfield Park turned out to be the biggest obstacle of the evening.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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