Fairy Tale Ball to benefit critically ill children

February 27, 2014 

The Fairy Tale Ball will be held Saturday at The Blacksmith Shop.

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A medieval roundup of princes and princesses await guests at Saturday’s fourth annual Fairy Tale Ball, being held at the Blacksmith Shop.

The Rooms from the Heart event raises money to redesign rooms for critically ill children.

“Last year was the first year I went (to the ball). I didn’t know what to expect, but I was just blown away,” said Carolyn McLendon, a Rooms for the Heart board member who is helping organize the event.

Characters in medieval attire will walk around greeting guests, who are encouraged to dress up as well. The ball also includes food, arts and crafts, face painting and a silent auction. All of the proceeds will benefit Rooms from the Heart’s mission.

Rooms from the Heart allows the children they help to choose any theme imaginable for their own newly redesigned room. McLendon calls a critically ill child’s room “their little haven. ... We try to make it exactly what their dream is,” she said.

Although some renovations turn out more elaborate than others, none of their services are possible without the help of donations and local volunteers, McLendon said.

“You cannot imagine the emotion,” she said.

Fairy Tale Ball

When: 5-8 p.m. March 1

Where: The Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St.

Cost: $35, can be purchased at Warno Cam Paints on Ingleside Avenue and Yesterday’s Antique Market on Sheraton Drive

Information: www.roomsfromtheheart.org

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