New StoryWalk in Cashiers
The new Cashiers Greenway Ramble StoryWalk is now complete, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, April 2, set to coincide with International Children’s Book Day and a socially distanced visit from the Easter Bunny planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3.
During the Easter Bunny event, children will have a chance to sit on the steps for a quick mask-free photo before enjoying the StoryWalk trail and Village Play playground, and each child will receive a free book.
The StoryWalk provides outdoor adventure with a literary twist. Pages of a story are posted at a series of stations along the trail, allowing families to enjoy the adventure as they walk. The first installation is already up and aims to educate the public about what they can expect from the attraction in the months to come. Each of the 18 pages also offers an educational kids activity in both English and Spanish. The first story, “Cashiers Come Play With Me,” will be installed in mid-June. Geared toward children at the second-grade reading level, the bilingual tale of how the Cashiers Village Play came into being will include activities for older children as well. It was written by Village Green Director Ann Self with illustrations from Kat Ford and translation by Ana Crespo.
The StoryWalk is a collaboration between Vision Cashiers, The Village Green, The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Library and The Literary Council of Cashiers. Space for the Easter Bunny event is limited. Register at www.villagegreencashiersnc.com/event/visit-with-the-easter-bunny.