2015-05-29 / Letters

Another fantastic Faerie Festival in the books

To the editor:

On Saturday, May 2, approximately 343 people came to the Faerie Festival at the Kennebunk Free Library. Children were able to make fairy crowns and wands, a mushroom and a ladybug to take home. Games and a photo booth were offered. Fairy houses made by local children in the weeks before the Festival were on display inside the Children’s Room of the library.

As always, we had a lot of help creating a program of this caliber. The Alternative Education Program for Girls at Kennebunk High School built and painted a bean toss game featuring a fairy and a gnome. Deirdre and Linda O’Brien created a Gnome Photo Booth. Both the bean toss game and the photo booth will enhance Faerie Festivals for years to come.

Jackie, Louise, Shay, Sheila, Lydia, Heather, Katie, Bella, Aine, Hannah, Payce, Kayla, Abby and Christine played the role of fairies, assisting children with their crafts and games.

The Seacoast Garden Club judged the fairy houses and gnome homes created by children and brought to the library in the weeks before the Faerie Festival. The Seacoast Garden Club also maintains the Fairy Garden and Touch and Sniff Garden throughout the season.

Of course, all of this could not have happened without the funds raised at the Friends of the Library book sales, held throughout the year. We thank all of you for your frequent purchases of our inexpensive books that help to fund library programs year-round.

Bernie Alie
Youth Services Librarian
Kennebunk Free Library

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