Phoenix Faerie Festival 2010
November 20-21, 2010
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Phoenix Faerie Festival sponsored Kids Need to Read at their event, providing us with a booth and a dragonfly race in the kids section. It was a wonderful opportunity to give out books and Highlights magazines to kids, spread awareness, raise funds, and of course, share in some magical fun.
Photographs © Denise Gary
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Welcome to the KNTR booth, sponsored by the Phoenix Faerie Festival.
The Team! Front: Nacole Vickory and Denise Gary; Back: Debbie Brown, Arionna Nielson, Michael Emerson, and Jake
Swamp Thing was lurking behind the KNTR banner!.
Set up was EARLY!
Hair was adorned.
Wings were doned.
KNTR shirts and hats were hung.
Signage for the KNTR dragonfly races was created.
A test run of the dragonfly race, provided by the Faerie Festival organizers, was conducted.
And they're off!
The fanciful dragonflies wait for the kids.
A $1.00 donation earned game play.
All players received a free book!
Kids of all ages were interested in playing for books.
Happy faces peered up at the dragonflies.
Kids flocked to the books.
Picking the right book was serious business.
Kids also received goodie packs filled with HIGHLIGHTS magazines and other surprises.
The kids were excited to play.
If you have two backpacks, you just hang one lower than the other!
Even little devils love books.
This girl proudly modeled her bony tail, which she made out of egg cartons.
There were other fun games for kids at the festival, including the Gnome Ring Toss.
Faerie Wand Making
Playing with the Wind
Huge Wooden Rocking Horse
Wandering the Festival Grounds
A young faerie learns that Swamp Thing is friendly.
Musician Stefan Dollack plays a hurdy gurdy.
Jester Guide Dog
They know not what they see!
Entertainment included wonderful music.
This youngster provided an impromptu performance.
Author Janette Rallison provided a reading from her book, MY FAIR GODMOTHER.
Angela Fox and family amuse author Janni Lee Simner (right), who read from her book, BONES OF FAERIE.
The KNTR volunteers have fun at the booth.
Pickles and Funnel Cake!
Jake tries to hide with his funnel cake.
Carl Wagner represented KNTR pride while working festival security.
Kevin Douglass also worked security, but he and Carl lent KNTR a hand during set-up and tear-down.
The moon rises as the festival continues with night activities.
The game continues on day two.
Debbie Brown uses her faerie wings to fend off a dust storm.
Krista Bricker is an autumn faerie.
Jade after eating a blue snowcone!
These belly dancers were fantastic!
These friendly kids enjoyed playing around the dragonfly game.
A teen leaves with a KNTR pack filled with goodies.