Fairytale Show will surely have happy ending

Published 1:17 pm Sunday, March 3, 2013

There is something enchanting about a fairy godmother, a pumpkin that turns into a carriage, glass slippers and a prince that is always charming.

No matter what age you are, fairytales often take us to a world where good always wins and the problems of life can be solved by talking to a mouse that not only understands—but also talks back.

On Friday, March 8 at the Jemison City Hall Auditorium, all ages are invited to attend a fairy tale show where characters from many popular fairytales will come to life.

Jemison librarian Tammie McGriff organized the event as an effort to show children that books and the characters within can come alive if you use your imagination.

“I think it is important for children to see that if you use your imagination, the characters in the books you read can be real,” McGriff said.

A life-size Rapunzel will be on site to braid hair, Mother Goose will read a story and various booths from businesses throughout the community will have activities for everyone to enjoy.

McGriff said church youth groups will participate, cheerleaders and dancers as well as singers, a violin player, a puppet show and many others will provide entertainment during the evening.

“So far we have about 18-20 booths from people who will set up things representing their businesses with activities designed around a fairytale theme,” McGriff said. “It is going to be a lot of fun.”

For more information about the event contact McGriff at (205) 688-4491 ext. 318.

I hope the community will show support for this event that encourages all readers to appreciate the art of storytelling and use of the imagination.

Emily Etheredge is a staff writer for The Clanton Advertiser. She can be reached at emily.etheredge@clantonadvertiser.com.