Aubrey and Brendan Stubbs of North Bend join hands as they bound down the last leg of the bouncy obstacle course in the Encompass-sponsored children’s area of the North Bend Block Party, held Saturday, July 14, 2012. For more photos, scroll down and click "More" below. (Click on each photo to see a full-size version.)
Laurie Gutenberg (right), Encompass grant writer, lifts the gate to allow three entries in the Banana Boogie to race down a green-and-white path to a finish line where the vehicles' youthful creators await the result.
Alexia Myers of North Bend enjoys a close-up view of a young rabbit that rests in a "bunny boat" as part of the petting zoo offered by Animal Encounters.
Persia Moore exults at her own Animal Encounters "bunny boat."
Kim Connolly, co-owner of Animal Encounters, leads an 8-month-old goat named Mr. Snow as he tows Renton friends Sofia Simone Steele (left) and Camille Manson. (It was called a "goat cart" ride.)
Jake Isakson of North Bend tries his golfing skill at the Chip Shot fundraising booth sponsored by Encompass.
Braeleyn Howatson of North Bend draws a circular design for a button at the Encompass button-making table.
Kat Kangas of North Bend tests her patience as Isaac Petersen, son of The Reptile Man, displays a snake ...
... wraps it around Kat's neck ...
... then elicits a smile from Kat as he uncoils the serpent.
Isaac Petersen, son of The Reptile Man, had other sights up his sleeve for the children. Here, he displays a crocodile ...
.. then enlists volunteers to hold a lengthy Burmese python.
Journey Schertz of North Bend laughs as the python coils around her and others draw close for a touch.
Ciara Gibson and Grace Marshall of North Bend get ready for the final slide of the bouncy obstacle course.