The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation can never thank you enough for another successful Kenadi’s Karnival & Silent Auction Fundraiser held on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Our hearts are still smiling!     
We greeted over 1,100 attendees and raised nearly $60,000 to help create our all-inclusive playground destination, which will welcome children of all abilities to learn, grow and develop together without physical or social barriers.  

From set up to tear down and everything in between, without you there would be no Kenadi’s Karnival.    
Mark your calendars for next year’s event scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018!  If you would like to be a Sponsor, host an Advertising Game Booth, donate to our Silent Auction or Volunteer, please contact us at



Your ticket to fun is Saturday, June 24, 2017!

Spring is in the air and on Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation presents the 2nd annual Kenadi’s Karnival & Silent Auction Fundraiser. This colorful main event is coming to the Spearfish High School grounds from ten in the morning ‘til five in the afternoon.

Our celebration will once again feature Carnival Games and Prizes, Bounce Castles, Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations, Strider Bicycle Course and Races, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Dunk Tank, Sweet and Sizzling Fair Food, Live Music and an amazing Silent Auction!

Because of generous people like yourselves, last year we raised $28,000 towards our million dollar goal. We continue to raise funds to build the all-inclusive Kenadi Jean Playground Destination in Spearfish, SD. This impressive and unique universally accessible play environment will welcome kids and families of all abilities to meet, interact, learn, and grow together through parallel play.

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10-10:20= Brent Steinbach 12-12:20= Matt Koehler 2-2:20= Kevin Moore 4-4:20= Dr. Bjorn Nelson
10:20-10:40=Steve Peep 12:20-12:40= Principal Nick Gottlob 2:20-2:40= Brian Hambek 4:20-4:40= Amber Koehler
10:40-11= Adam Miles 12:40-1= Principal Ryan Young 2:40-3= Officer Steve Hofmann 4:40-5= KJWF Foundation President Kelly Weis-Schultz
11-11:20= Micah Schiller 1-1:20= Andrew Rasmussen 3-3:20= Jess Eixenberger  
11:20-11:40= Russell Reader 1:20-1:40= Kevin J. Moore 3:20-3:40= Zac Eixenberger  
11:40-12= Shelby Cihak 1:40-2= Officer Scott Jones 3:40-4= Dr. Devon Nelson  



Deadwood Gulch Getaway Gaming Package
Hill City1880 Train Ride
Rushmore Aerial Adventure Park Passes
Black Hills Party Pedaler Tour
First Gold Hotel & Game Night’s Stay and Crab Dinner
Spearfish Rec & Aquatic Center Swim Passes
Aspen Tunnel 2-Hour Trail Ride
Akela Spa Garden Membership

Black Hills Barnwood Creations Framed Coffee Sack
Custom-made Cigar Box Guitar
2-Hour Tattoo Session with Ethan Anderson @ Visionary Ink
Matthew’s Opera House Theater Tickets
Danilo Gallinari autographed Denver Nuggets jersey
Anytime Fitness Membership

Hand-crafted Gnome Home
Pediped Grip-N-Go Kenadi Boot
Madame Peacock’s Gift Certificate
Jennifer Norrick Photography Gift Certificates
Cabala’s Polar Cap Equalizer 60 Qt Cooler
Canyon Rim Lodge 4-Night Stay
Minnesota Vikings Tickets for Preseason Game vs Miami Dolphins Delta Sky360 Club Seats



The Braddy Clan

Tessa and Christopher Braddy, joined by four-year-old Nora Lynn, are kid-focused artists and do a smashing job performing children’s folk music and classic sing-a-long songs.  Together they will sing silly songs from their catalog like ‘If All the Raindrops’, ‘Little Liza Jane’, and ‘Outside the Lines’. 

Turquoise & Leather

The acoustic classic country duo of Dan Coleman and Ja’net Persche are also part of the original music group, South Highway 85.  These two self-proclaimed country bumpkins from up north play some mighty fine toe-tappin’ music!

Kenny Feidler

Kenny plays rodeo music crooning about Barrel Racer Land, Gold Buckle Dreams and having a Fist Full of Leather.  He is a South Dakota musician and has been making music the past 10 years celebrating the rodeo cowboy.  

Randy Burghardt

Randy is a Rocky Mountain Country Artist who grew up in the cowboy life of South Dakota and released his debut single, “Gate Opens Wide”, in late 2014 which made it on The County Line Radio Top 15 Most Requested. He is a 2016 RMCMA Song of the Year Nominee who is setting the bar high, to play more regional shows and release more original country music for you to enjoy. Come listen to him performing some of his originals like ‘That’s the Place That I Call Home’, ‘You’re the One’, and ‘The Name’.

Crazy Woman Creek Band

Born in the heart of the Black Hills, Crazy Woman Creek Band consists of John “Slim” Culbertson on lead guitar/vocals, Bonnie “The Crazy Woman” Manitz on bass/vocals, Jim “The Slug” Foley on guitar/vocals, Jarrett Weimer on guitar/vocals, Taryn Cook on guitar/vocals, Gillian Roda on drums/vocals and Bethany Friesen on violin/vocals.  They offer a Country sound with a Rock ‘n’ Roll backbone.

We thank these fine musicians for sharing their talent on stage at Kenadi’s Karnival with all of us! Without them we’d be listening to a prerecorded playlist, and it doesn’t like applause nearly as much as they do!


whom we thank so much for their support