Last June, hundreds of fairies descended on charming Pitcher Park near downtown Orange for the first annual Pixies in the Park Fairy Party. They danced around a Maypole, marched in a Fairy parade and created their own fairy gardens. 250 "fairies" attended the first annual Pixies in the Park Fairy Party fundraiser to benefit the Pitcher Park Community Foundation. This year, on June 19, 2010, the Pitcher Park Foundation brings back Pixies in the Park: A Fairy Party back with even more terrific activities for "fairies" of all ages.
Pixies in the Park takes place at Pitcher Park in Orange, located at 204 S. Cambridge Avenue, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The event is designed primarily for young children between ages 3 and 8 and features activities that include face painting, story time, maypole dancing, and a make-your-own fairy garden. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite fairy costumes and enter the make-believe-world of fairies. Games and crafts are available for fairy guests, as well as a snack box brimming with tasty treats. Tickets are $20 per fairy, including an accompanying adult. Each additional fairy is $10.
The money raised by Pixies in the Park will ensure that the Pitcher Park Foundation, which operates Pitcher Park, will be able to continue with annual spring and fall planting at the park. It will also fund a program currently in development that gives local elementary school children hands-on tours of the park, where they learn of Pitcher Park's unique history and of the family that generously donated the land for the park to the city of Orange.
Pitcher Park was donated to the city of Orange in 1992 by Alice Pitcher, a member of one of Orange's founding families. The generous donation provided that the site be developed into a park facility for community use. With financing from the city of Orange and the oversight of the newly created Pitcher Park Foundation, the park was created for the preservation and display of botanical specimens, farming implements, fire protection apparatus and bee keeping equipment used in the City of Orange from the early 1900's forward.
Pixies in the Park is chaired by Pat Barrios, President of the Pitcher Park Foundation, and Kathryn Lewin, an active community volunteer participates in many local charitable groups, including the Kiwanis Club of Orange. Under their leadership, the Pixies in the Park committee has secured both financial and in-kind support from many local businesses, including the Anaheim Ducks, Bounce U, Discovery Science Center, OC Art Studios, heavenly Hostess, M & M Nursery, Smart & Final, Home Depot and the Perfect Circle Cupcakery.
For more details and ticket information, contact event Chair Pat Parrios at 714-532-5930 or Kathryn Lewin at (714) 532-2224. You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be part of the Pixie Party! And don't forget your wings!
Check out the slide show below from the 2009 Pixies in the Park Party