A princess party: Princesses from around Jefferson County gather for ‘Frozen 2’ celebration
HARPERS FERRY — As “Frozen 2” made its way into theaters last week, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation welcomed more than 60 little princesses to Sam Michael’s Community Center on Nov. 23 for breakfast with Anna, Elsa and their snowman friend Olaf, along with princesses Cinderella and Merida.
The long-awaited “Frozen 2” movie is a 3D computer-animated sequel to the 2013 blockbuster, which drew an unexpected amount of attention from young and old moviegoers alike.
“We did a pancakes and princesses breakfast last fall that was very popular, so we wanted to do it again with a different twist,” said Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Myers. “With the opening of ‘Frozen 2,’ it seemed like the perfect fit.”
Many of the guests arrived wearing their favorite princess dresses, including the dress worn by the main character in “Frozen,” Elsa.
The breakfast attendees not only enjoyed their meal, but they also got to visit, dance with and pose for photos with their favorite Disney princesses. The attendees also had the opportunity to make crafts.
“Emery absolutely loved it,” said Alissa Meeks of her young daughter. “I’m so thankful for Parks and Rec hosting such an event for ‘Frozen’ fans, to expand their imagination with some of their favorite Disney characters. It was a perfect morning for every little girl to meet their favorite princesses.”
According to Myers, she originally planned the event with a group of 30 children in mind. She was surprised by how many people were signing their children up for the event, and quickly realized the event needed to be expanded to make room for a total of 60 community members to attend the event. Even then, Myers was unable to give reservations to all of the interested community members.
“We had 15 people on the waiting list,” Myers said.
“Our next event of this type will be held in March. It will bring the enchanted forest to the park,” Myers said. “And, of course, Elsa will return.”
Jefferson County Parks and Recreation offers programming for children and adults of all ages. For more information, visit website at www.jcprc.org.