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| Sunday, May 22, 2016
Oriana John, in yellow gown, and other Domestic Violence Center of SCV board members and volunteers, organize raffle tickets during the fourth annual Fairy Festival.

There’s No Place Like Gnome earned an opening bid of $500 bid during the Fairy Festival and Family Fun Event.

The Fourth Annual Fairy Festival Brunch and Family Fun Event to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley was held Saturday at Savia in Newhall.

Guests were treated to an elaborate brunch and the opportunity to bid on one of the 21 Fairy Shelter gardens up for auction.

The Fairy Shelters were the subject of a Santa Clarita Valley-wide “scavenger hunt” that encouraged families to located the fairy shelters on display at SCV restaurants April 18 to May 5. Participating locations included Athena’s Rotisserie & Pizzeria, Honu Coffee, IHOP in Stevenson Ranch, La Toscana, Mama Mia, Marston Restaurant, Persia Lounge & Restaurant, Pizza Del Sardo, Salt Creek Grille, Thelma’s Morning Cafe and TPC-The Oaks Grille Restaurant.

Participants were encouraged to create “display boards” detailing their efforts to locate the fairy shelters, including photos.

“The Fairy Shelters are really beautiful this year,” said Linda Davies, executive director of the Domestic Violence Center of SCV. “A lot of adults got into building fairy shelters this year because of the help of Harmony Hollows.”

Harmony Hallows Home Decor and Garden Center sponsored several “Fairy Shelter build outs” to assist in the creation of the fairy shelters.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Domestic Violence Center’s 30-day emergency shelter. The shelter houses domestic violence victims who are in immediate danger for up to 30 days while providing optional case management, group counseling, children’s programs and individual therapy.


Guests view raffle items before deciding which items to try to win with their raffle tickets.

Other programs of the Domestic Violence Center of SCV include support to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and activities to support increased economic opportunities for victims.

Davies said the Fairy Festival was an opportunity for families to have a “fun event that would also have people talking about our shelter.”

“Domestic violence is not a fairy tale, and it is a subject that people in our community often don’t want to acknowledge,” she said. “One in four women have had abuse in their lives and we don’t talk about it.”

Davies said making a “fairy shelter for our shelter is the point of the event.”

She said the conversation about domestic violence needs to change from “a conversation about a family problem to a community problem, because it is a community problem.”


A young Fairy Festival guest is transformed into a fairy.

In addition to the auction and brunch, the Fairy Festival included opportunities for children to decorate butterfly cookies, face painting, a whimsical photo booth and the opportunity to paint and decorate small “fairy shelters.”

Dozens of raffle items were also available. Lance Allyn provided musical entertainment for the event.

“This is a wonderful community and fundraising event,” said Oriana John, a Domestic Violence Center of SCV board member. “It is great to see the community coming together and seeing the kids having a good time. The kids love it.”

For more information about the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley visit dvc-scv.com or call 661-259-4357.


nda Davies, executive director of the Domestic Violence Center of SCV, dressed in her "berry fairy" costume with a few of the 21 Fairly Shelters up for auction at the Fairy Festival brunch.

nda Davies, executive director of the Domestic Violence Center of SCV, dressed in her “berry fairy” costume with a few of the 21 Fairly Shelters up for auction at the Fairy Festival brunch.

Small birdhouses are transformed into "fairy shelters."

Small birdhouses are transformed into “fairy shelters.”





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