May 22nd 4:45 pm ~ It’s OVER!!! And it was WONDERFUL! Scroll down to the last comment for an update and stay tuned tomorrow for more pics and details. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!!!
It’s Sparkling Essex Day!
Saturday May 22 from 10am – Noon
The dictionary defines “Sparkling” as: A glittering quality; brilliant animation; vivacity.
I’ll add my Fairy definition of Sparkling, which is: doing something nice for people or the environment, as in “I just sparkled a stranger! “
All the above is what “Sparking Essex Day” is all about! We’re going to do something nice for Essex and with vivacity and brilliant animation!
The Sparkle Fairy of Essex is recruiting children, families, and all Essex residents to pick up the garbage around their homes, on their streets, or around their businesses. And to make it fun and oh-so-memorable, I’m inviting everyone of ALL AGES to dress up as a fairy or hero or whatever! (It takes guts to be this playful, but it’s worth it ~ trust me, I know! )
Here’s how it works:
Saturday, May 22nd from 10am-11am pick up the areas around your streets, homes, and businesses dressed in wings, capes or ANYTHING silly. Using your digital camera, take a picture of yourself and what you picked up. (Don’t forget to wash your hands!)
11am -Noon Bring yourself (still fully costumed) and your digital camera to the Essex Park next to the Post Office. Show the picture of your pickings and get a balloon! The Sparkle Fairy will be there to greet everyone and with organic cookies to boot! (If you want to have your picture included here on this site, I’ll be providing my email address so you can send your pics to me!)
I’m just getting the ball rolling with this and am hoping to include some more family fun, like live music.
Keep checking back for updates and the newest ideas!
If you’re an Essex resident or merchant and would like to contribute or become involved please email me:
I’m not great at asking for help, but the Fairies keep telling me to delegate ( ) so, I’m looking for the following contributions:
* organic cookies or donations for them! (Thank you Kimberly of Riverdog Yoga!)
* a musician or musicians! (Thank you Hal, Ana, and Chris for offering to play! Check out their links in the comments below!)
* sidewalk chalk!
* fun and refreshing ideas and contributions!
(Thank you, Toys Ahoy! for offering Sparkling Essex participants 20% the day of our event!)
Feel free to post any questions, comments or suggestions ~ all are welcome!
Let’s make this a day that all the other towns talk about!
Please come help me MAKE ESSEX SPARKLING!
To read more about the Sparkle Fairy’s Escapades around Essex, click HERE.