Mindy & the Fun Company
- Artist: Mindy and the Fun Company
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/11/2008
Mindy and the Fun Company is a high-energy performance group for children/families. Led by award-winning Traffic Reporter/Radio Personality (Z99.5, 104.5 WJJK and 102.5 WMDH) and former Kids Club Host for WTTV/WB4 ('Commander KC'), Mindy Winkler and her 'Fun Company' provide educational entertainment at school assemblies, fairs, festivals and other corporate & community events. Mindy and the Fun Company's show combines singing, dancing and comedy while educating children on the importance of Staying in School, Safety, the Dangers of Drugs/Tobacco/Alcohol, Family Values, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Health/Fitness, Good Character, Recycling and MORE! Utilizing parodies of popular tunes like "YMCA," "Good Lovin'," and "Stayin' Alive," their "Melodies With Messages" relay topics impacting today's youth, while simultaneously entertaining and involving the audience. Their most popular requests are for Red Ribbon Week (Just Say No!) and Character Counts events. Performing their award-winning program for over five years, their show continues to receive rave reviews from teachers/administrators, community leaders/event organizers, parents and of course -- their target kid demo! Group leader Mindy Winkler is not only an Indianapolis-area celebrity from her current/previous on-air work, but she also hosts 'Hoosier Shopping' on Comcast cable television stations and their video-on-demand service. She emcees various charitable events and has co-hosted telethons for the MDA, Wishard Burn Center and WFYI children's programming. Mindy is also a former Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader and Indiana Twisters (indoor soccer) Windjammer dancer. Mindy and the Fun Company has been featured on Indianapolis television stations: WISH TV 8 (CBS), WRTV 6 (ABC), WXIN 59 (FOX), WFYI 20 (PBS) as well as radio stations Z99.5 FM and 93.9 the Song FM. They've even been recognized as one of Indiana's "Favorite" Theatre groups on the WRTV-6 "A-list" of companies. MFC has also received featured coverage in prestigious publications like the Indianapolis Business Journal, Ball State Alumnus, Indy Curiocity for Kids, IndyKidzone.com, Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Frankfort Times, Topics Newspapers and more! The group's expertise brings over 100 years of professional and award-winning performance history, along with a sincere enthusiasm to entertain/educate children. Each 'character' in the group represents a specific component of their program's messages. The other performing group members are: * Safety Shelby * Recycle Robyn * Healthy Heather * Reid * Caring Cindy * Kind Kelly * Musical Marchelle Mindy and the Fun Company produced this initial CD after numerous inquiries at each performance. Please visit their website or call (317) 402-8615 for details on booking their show for your next assembly or event!