Liberty Center Association for the Arts, Inc. hosted an Enchanted Forest event Saturday evening for children of all ages. Kelly Davis, better known as Fairy Godmother Luna Moonglow, poses with Maggie Knox, 6, and Ava Frame, 7, during the event. Maggie chose the fairy name, Twinkle Rose, while Ave chose, Billowy Star. The Enchanted Forest was set up on wooded property near West 24th Street and South Grand Avenue, owned by Steve and Valerie Bloess.
Before children entered the Enchanted Forest, they could make small crowns to wear on their magical journey. From left Jordan Lumpe, 5, Anthony Boone, 7, both of Sedalia, and Aspen Myer, 5, of Cole Camp, created their crowns under the direction of LCAA volunteer Cameron Johnson. The event ran from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; and by 7:45 p.m. 315 children had arrived for the event.
LCAA Executive Director Terri Ballard, seated, assigns youngsters with a fairy or gnome name as they enter the Enchanted Forest Saturday evening. Ballard said girls received fairy names while boys were given gnome names. “We advertised the event for all ages, and we’ve had all ages come through,” Ballard said. “It’s been a great sucess.”
Sylvia Hopkins, Fairy Godmother of the Wishing Well, gives a hug to Brooklyn Southard, 4, of Carrollton, during the LCAA Enchanted Forest event Saturday evening. Brooklyn was attending the event with her grandmother, Vanita Southard and her cousin Natalie Howard, both of Sedalia.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat