2018-07-12 / Local & State

Fairy Visits Little Buds At Children’s Day

Fulton County in Bloom winners announced
By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Flora the Fairy Princess hands out books to children at last Saturday’s Little Buds Day at the Fulton County Library. Pictured, left: Flora the Fairy Princess and Juniper Mele. Flora the Fairy Princess hands out books to children at last Saturday’s Little Buds Day at the Fulton County Library. Pictured, left: Flora the Fairy Princess and Juniper Mele. Last Saturday the Fulton County Library and volunteers from the Fulton County in Bloom (FCIB) planning committee held Children’s Day for all the ‘little bloomin’ buds’ who live in the community.

The two-hour event offered face painting, flower power arts and crafts, sack races and lawn bowling. Fresh popcorn and other snacks were provided for children to munch on while they learned about edible plants, seeds, and how to identify poison plants such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison hemlock. Poison hemlock is an invasive species that is a growing concern and can even render a person blind if not properly handled.

From the woodlands of the Meadow Grounds, Flora, the Fairy Princess of Fulton County, fluttered down from the hidden waterfall to meet the children and read to them. Children who visited Princess Flora got to take home a free book titled, “The Friendship Fairy,” a children’s book about a 4-year-old fairy named India trying to earn her wings. The book is based on India’s real-life experience in school. After two of her teachers witnessed her perform many acts of kindness to the other children, they decided to write and illustrate a book about her compassion. The main message is to teach children that helping others and being a friend to those who need one is one of the most important traits we as humans can have. There’s even a Web site www.friendshipfairy.com individuals can visit to receive a Friendship Fairy Certificate of Friendship!

The day after the children’s event the FCIB planning committee chose the winners of ‘Best of the Bloomers’ competitions and they are as follows:

Best Bloomin’ Township: Ayr; Prettiest Porch featuring Flowers: Roy and Carol Cline, Taylor Township; Outstanding Flower Garden: Kent Fraker, McConnellsburg Borough; Best Business Display: TMS Excavating, Todd Township; Best Church Garden: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, McConnellsburg Borough; Best Children’s Garden: Bristol Stambaugh, age 8, Best Bloomers: Madison Rosenberry, age 9; From Scratch: Emma Lee Wolford, age 3, and the winner of You’re Grounded went to “The Mumma Boys.” To find out who the second- and third-place winners are visit the Fulton County in Bloom Facebook page.

Return to top