The gloomy skies over Fiddlehead Fern Fairy Village Sunday morning, Sept. 18 did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present. Volunteer Park, located at 1041 Farmington Ave., has been transformed into a fairy village for the month of September. More than 20 fairy houses, nestled into the plants and landscape of the tiny park, were created by both children and adults from Berlin.
This is the first fairy village in town and the event is hosted by Scraptivity, a creative arts re-use store in Berlin.
The unifying theme of all the fairy houses is that they each include a touch of nature. Under the gazebo, Scraptivity teacher Peggy Loehr, was helping the Blair sisters make clay fairies from Model Magic. Aimee Blair offered face painting while her 10-year-old daughter, Chloe, adorned her arms with artistic designs. Meanwhile, 5-year-old Brooklyn Duquette and her mother arrived to add Brooklyn’s fairy house, nestled in a basket, to the village. Like some of the other participants, Brooklyn took a class at Scraptivity to prepare her addition to the village. Others opted to create their fairy dwellings at home.
Amber Figueroa and her mom also stopped by to admire the fairy houses.
The fairy village will remain in the park for public viewing, through the end of September. Sunday morning, Sept. 25, Peggy will be back in the gazebo to help children make fairy cards.
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