Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, Jesse’s House has served more than 1,000 girls from all around Georgia.
O’Hara was inspired to create the fairy village during a run along the Big Creek Greenway in July 2020. He took inspiration from the Fairy Trail at Sawnee Mountain Preserve and events including “Halcyon Rocks!”, an inspiring rock-painting event, and “Chalk Your Walk,” where guests posed for photos by chalk-illustrated drawings on the trailhead.
Developed in a cleared space along the multi-use trail, Fairy Village, according to a press release, is meant “to spark joy, curiosity and smiles to his neighbors of all ages during a difficult time.”
“At a time when we were all staying apart and looking for something to do, I wanted to find a way to still give back, put smiles on kid’s faces and create something that all ages can enjoy,” O’Hara said in a statement. “The Halcyon community has really embraced the concept, and the village continues to grow thanks to everyone’s own unique creations — and a little fairy magic.”
This free, fun and socially distant activity has also been a popular spot during Halcyon’s weekly Discover Days Kids Club.
Fairy Village Day
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 17
Halcyon Forsyth: See the above image for directions to the village
Cost: Free for adults, $10 per child