Hundreds of residents from Malden and surrounding cities and towns attended Malden’s fifth Annual Fairy House event last Saturday at Pine Banks Park. Fairy House houses are whimsical habitats built for fairies and nature’s other friends – hobbits, elves, and trolls. Event organizer Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy was dressed as Mother Nature and many children sported fairy wings, elf hats and costumes. “To see families working together to build their version of a special home for nature’s friends is delightful,” said Councillor Murphy. “It’s a time to get unplugged and sprinkle a bit of fairy dust in our world.”
Participants were encouraged to either pre-build their houses or make them at the event in the Builder’s Workshop for entrance into the Fairy House Walk contest Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin held a story hour and music was performed by Malden High School chamber Orchestra flautist Alissa Schoop. The day included an arts and crafts table sponsored by Ward 5 resident Cathy Bartlett as well as a face painting station run by Kay Allen, Naomi Kahn and Jessica Zaks. This year’s winners:
All-Around Winner - My Little Best Friends
Youth Build1st Place -Kyla Farrow and Kaitlyn Agami2nd Place - Ryleigh Morrow3rd Place - Julianna Velez
Adult Build1st Place - Naomi Kahn2nd Place - Kay Allen3rd Place - Jessica Zaks
Family Build1st Place - The Silvera Family2nd Place - The McKay Family
Group Build1st Place - The Z Girls2nd Place - Malden Community Garden, YWCA and MTEC3rd Place - Forestdale Park Senior Living
The event was sponsored by Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation and Pine Banks Park.