Princess Ariel arrived from her kingdom under the sea. Spiderman took time off from web-slinging to attend. Even Mickey Mouse dropped in.
The Enchanted Fun Fair, organized by the Morrisburg & District Figure Skating Club at the Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, May 12, was, by all accounts, a great success.
“Our original hope and goal was to have at least 100 children come out for our event,” said Club president Julie VanHoof. “By noon, we had reached that goal, with three hours still to go. We are all very pleased.”
Van Hoof credited Tracy Yalden with heading up the Enchanted Fun Fair fund raiser. “We held this fair to replace the cost of a competition we did not have this year,” Yalden and VanHoof explained.
The character actors, who posed with, and delighted, the young visitors were from Ottawa’s official Princess Parties. They also organized games and a mini stage show.
The inflatable castle and other bounce play structures came from Tribeck Inflatables and drew long line ups.
Very popular among visitors young and old were the bunnies, goats and chicks, and the pot-bellied pigs, provided by Vanderlaand, The Barnyard Zoo.
Also very popular were bean bag toss games and the face painting tables. Naturally there was cotton candy and lots of other treats for everyone to enjoy.
“We received big support from our community,” VanHoof said. “Lots of local organizations made generous donations, and the Banks of Nova Scotia and Montreal are matching our profits. Representatives from both banks were with us today.”