Dee Pridemore, owner of
Vivid Imaginations Face Painting, is the new owner of Tri-City Family Expo.
Pridemore launched her
first business to support her family after becoming a single mother. Vivid now
has several employees and is a staple at local events, including the Family
She took the expo over
after speaking with the past owner, who wanted to sell and thought Pridemore
would be a good fit.
Pridemore said she
prayed about the decision and decided to take it on, but to recast it as a
purpose-driven gathering that supports children living in foster care and their
A portion of proceeds
from ticket sales for the Jan. 24-25 expo will support Royal Family Kids, a
nonprofit supporting foster families.
The expo begins with a
sensory-friendly session from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 and continues through the
afternoon of Jan. 25 at the HAPO Center, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco.
More than 100 businesses
and organizations will offer face painting and other activities, including a
“Frozen”-style tea party.
Tickets are $6 for
adults, $4 for children 3 to 17 and $4 for seniors and those with military
identifi-cation. Tickets will be available for presale at the Family Expo
kickoff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at US World Class Taekwondo, 5025 N.
Road 68, Suite E.
Go to tcfamilyexpo.com
for more information.
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