LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The second annual Rox in Sox event is back Saturday in Lake Oswego.
The event focuses on the importance of reading, music, and quality family fun time to encourage kids to learn and grow together. Last year more than 1800 people showed up, and while there is free admission, everyone is encouraged to bring a donation. You can bring socks, shoes and books to distribute to kids in need here in the Portland area and kids abroad. Books and materials will be sent to Kenya an Jamaica.
Today, KOIN 6 News reporter Elishah Oesch got to meet up Friday with Arron Nigel Smith, the founder of Rox in Sox, to learn more about the event. Oesch even got a quick drum lesson, something youngsters can look forward to as well when they attend.
Local and touring family music artists, plus several authors, will join the day of fun on the front grassy lawn of the West End Building in Lake Oswego. A raffle for prizes, including an all-expenses paid trip to Maui, Hawaii, will also support the One World Chorus cause. The event starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome.
KOIN’s own Ken Boddie will help emcee the event this year, so come out and meet him!