First Entry to the Faeries, Sprites & Lights contest! A fairy garden story

Posted by: Amanda Troxell on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

This is a photo of my oldest son making our fairy garden this summer. He wasn't sure if fairies were real, but excitedly checks the garden every day for signs of tiny visitors. Our family is looking forward to our first time experiencing Faeries, Sprites & Lights at Minnetrista. 

Our first time at Faeries, Sprites & Lights...

Posted by: Krista White on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My daughters, Reagan and Shelby, went for the first time last year. They had an incredible time. They loved finding the fairy houses and evidence that the faeries had been there. We watched the live play, took pictures on toad stools and just had a fun time. My husband and I so enjoyed the happiness it brought our girls. We have already been planning for this year's event. Enter to win a free family pass to Faeries, Sprites & Lights!

Woodland Faeries...

Posted by: Sarah Jane Hannan on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Last year was our family's first time at Faeries, Sprites & Lights!  We had such a good time!  Faeries, Sprites & Lights is now an annual event in our family.  Prancing down the garden trails, dancing to the live folk music, playing in bubbles, watching Rumpelstiltskin, making honey comb crafts, and being surrounded by so many little faeries really makes you feel like you are living with the faeries!  I took this picture in the Oakhurst Gardens.  I am not a professional photographer, just a Mommy with good timing! 

A Faerie in Queen Liliana's Court...

Posted by: Karen Karki on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We always look forward to Faeries, Sprites & Lights! There is something magical about spending the evening exploring the gardens and looking for faeries! I took this photo of my daughter at the event last year. She was sure she'd see some faeries if she looked hard enough.  :)

A Magical Memory

Posted by: Leilani Pearce on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

I hand-made their faerie skirts and tiaras, dusted them with glitter and added small little bells to their skirts to help them sparkle and twinkle. 

They entered through the small faerie door and into the magical Oakhurst Gardens. They held out their little maps and started in on their adventure. As a faerie mommy, I was tickled. My girls were 4 years old and 2 years old and I could see them become more and more excited the further in we went.

A Very, Faerie Tea Party!

Posted by: Deborah Miller on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My daughter, Brenley, and I attend FS&L every year, and every year it gets better and better. The highlight for us is always the Fairy Tea Party - I love the tiny cucumber sandwiches, and Brenley loves the chocolate-dipped strawberries. It's been fun over the years trying to teach her the proper tea-party etiquette! The best part of it all is the memories we've made - putting on her wings and a sprinkle of "fairy dust" glitter, searching through the enchanted forests for tiny fairy homes, walking the paths lit by luminaries with fairy music floating in the air, and the pure simple happiness that comes from just being together.  

Faeries, Sprites and Lights Contest!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Do you have faeries living in  your backyard? Have you ever been to a tea party? Have you been to Faeries, Sprites & Lights at Minnetrista in the past? Tell us about your encounters with faeries and send us a picture to enter the Faeries, Sprites & Lights giveaway! We're giving away free tickets to three lucky winners! Each winner will receive a pass for four to Faeries, Sprites & Lights, July 8 & 9.

Enter the Contest Here

Do you remember the Minnetrista Golf Course?

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Between 1923 and sometime in the 1950s, Minnetrista Golf Course existed on the current site of the Muncie Central High School athletic fields. Established as a gift from Frank C. Ball and Edmund B. Ball to the Muncie Y.M.C.A., the Minnetrista Golf Course was a public nine-hole course that was one of Muncie’s unique recreational facilities. According to Frank C. Ball, he “shot the first ball” at the dedication of the course.

Great Explorers of America: Summer Reading List

Posted by: Casey on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Hi Explorers! I just found a list of books that I want to read this summer. These books are about explorers of America, just like us!  I thought you might be interested in reading them, too. Check out some of these books from the Muncie Public Library and let me know if you read them! The entire list ishere, and you can check the library's web site to see if they have the book. 

Dig Set Spike opens... and we challenge you to a volleyball game!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Team Minnetrista challenges your company, organization or group to a volleyball game! We're celebrating Dig Set Spike by taking on organizations like yours. Gather your team! Call George Buss (287-3556) to schedule your game.  All games take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 13-August 31.