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Childrens Fest Time Lapse

Watch a time lapse video of Francesca Sotchi, a four-year old child who is in Fort Wayne on a medical mission from Africa, spin around and around in the kiddie airplane ride at the Three Rivers Festival Children's Fest on Friday, July 19, at IPFW. Video by Chad Ryan, The Journal Gazette.

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Francesca Sotchi, 4, flashes a big smile while on the airplane ride Friday at the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival Children's Fest at IPFW. Francesca is from Africa and came to Fort Wayne on a medical mission for brain surgery. The festival ends today.

Kids are all smiles for 3RF

Festival photo galleries