By: Susan Slee, Board Member & Events Coordinator
“The Fairies are coming!” Fairy Mayor, Jane called out to the waiting volunteers as the winged children began arriving at Cascade Falls for the second annual Fairy House Building Day. Over 500 people attended the magical event in July! We were prepared, but overwhelmed by the number of happy people. Fairies and their families could participate in face painting, and make fairy crowns and wands. A pod of Mainly Mermaids greeted fairies and gave them an opportunity to try on a mermaid tail.
Nothing Bundt Cake provided fairy bites of their delicious bundt cakes. Rachel Carson Preserve gave families a chance to become a pollinator and learn the importance of pollinators in our world. Fairies were entertained by our roving minstrel C.A. Wortley and listened to stories read by Dyer Librarian, Brook Palmer. Participants entered the
Fairy Village under our new wattle arch constructed by Woven Wood and assembled fairy houses out of natural materials between Cascade Brook and the Trout Brook Trail. If you haven’t been to the Fairy House Day, you can still go and see the creations and construct your own fairy house.
Plans have already begun for the 2024 event. It will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10 am to 1 pm at Cascade Falls. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, we would love to have you join us. We are also looking for donations of artificial flowers, and ribbon, lace, and pipe cleaners to make the fairy crown. Natural items such as bark, pinecones, and small rocks are also appreciated. If you wish to volunteer or have an item to donate, please contact Susan Slee directly, at email@example.com.