September 14th CST began a day of events as little ones, their parents and grandparents took part in our Strongbow's Fairy Brunch. Guests to the event got the opportunity to meet the cast of The World's Worst Fairy Godmother, play fun activities, and enjoy craft projects.
The Fairy Brunch had over a hundred in attendance. In true Strongbow fashion, the dining portion of the event featured their classic brunch menu complete with pancakes, cheesy scrambled eggs, potatoes, fruit, sausage, pasteries, juices and more. One mom said that she and her pre-schoolers "love" this type of event and appreciated that it "was so close to home" since they'd also go to similar brunches in Chicago.
Cast members from The World's Worst Fairy Godmother were on hand and greeted and mingled with the guests. They also posed with children so that they could have their pictures taken. Grace Gass who played Fairy Godmother, Maybelle Clodnowski in the play said that she "got so many hugs" from the children at the event that she wouldn't have wanted to miss it "for the World."
Gass' fellow players, Eden and Laney Roberts led groups of children in a costume changing relay race where those watching the competition could not stop laughing. Guests also took part at a crafts table to make their own magic wand and then put it to use at "Edna Prim's School for Fairies and Imps."
Following the brunch at Strongbow's, guests traveled to Chicago Street Theatre to see the final presentation of Bruce Colville's The World's Worst Fairy Godmother which had nearly a full house. Director of Development, Kelly Hite, who orchestrated the afternoon's event, was please with the turnout and watching the kids have so much fun. "It's always a lot of hard work to create events like these, but when you see how much joy it brings to the people attending it, you know that it was all worth it," she said.