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Beach production company offers fairies show at Burroughs Home

March 30, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

It's time for all fairies to again don their wings.

A "Fairy Lovely Afternoon" for girls, ages four through 8, is being offered by Beach Haus Productions and the Burroughs Home and Gardens on Sunday, April 1. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers.

All girls who believe in fairies are invited to the expanded event at the Burroughs Home, home of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. This will be a whimsical afternoon under the oak trees for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and nieces who "believe."

Laurie Nienhaus of Beach Haus Productions noted that last year's Fairy Lovely Afternoon was so well received that this year's event has been expanded. She will lead the event again this year. A variety of fairy activities will delight even the most skittish-including a fairy parade, storytelling, fairy adoption, light afternoon tea fare and a craft, fairy eyes, and a fairy bower for photo opportunities. Girls are encouraged to wear a fairy costume for the fairy parade. Photo ops will be available, and perhaps a fairy encounter will occur.

Situated in the historic riverfront section of Fort Myers, the Burroughs Home is the ideal setting for this unique program. Reservations are required by March 26, and may be made by calling 337-0706, emailing, or going to and clicking on events. The cost is $30 for children and $25 for adults.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993 dedicated to lifelong character-building among today's youth and business leaders. The foundation teaches and recognizes the same positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives-Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh-intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century. The foundation promotes character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.

For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org.

--submitted by Jody Van Clooney



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