Fairy House Festival creates magical fun
THE Sunshine Coast's own "fairy princess”, Samara Welbourne, has been on the fundraising trail again.
This time, her efforts were focused on organising the Sunshine Coast's first Fairy House Festival.
Samara and a group of her fellow Mountain Creek Year 11 International Baccalaureate students organised the festival at Mountain Creek Primary School.
More than 300 people attended the festival on February 19 and added $2000 towards a special project in Bali.
"The festival was a fundraiser for the Bungaya library in Bali, that I am going to Bali to build in April,” Samara said.
"I have raised $15,000 now of the $20,000 that I need, so it is enough to start the building.”
"Even though it was a fundraiser, I still had some free activities because I wanted to make sure everyone could come and enjoy the morning without having to worry about if they could afford to give their children a beautiful time,” Samara said.
"The free activities were very popular, with the most popular one being creating a natural fairy house made from twigs, in the base of a tree.
"We had a real little fairy village created.
"It was really nice to see families creating their houses together and many spent over an hour doing this.
"Parents loved it as much as their children.
"We also had fairy house and trolls' cave classes with me, wand-making classes and children could make a fairy door to take home to put in their garden. And of course there was fairy floss, a fairy morning tea and fairy face-painting.”
The Bali library to be built in Bungaya village, is being constructed from March to May.
If any families are holidaying in Bali during the next school holidays and would like to participate in the building, contact Samara's mother Cherrell for details on 0477 732 995.