A Child's Wish

Photo by: 
MJ Isles McCurdy
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Fourth Quarter 2021
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Harmony's German Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) has been an annual event in Butler County for at least 20 years. The festival attracts visitors from nearby and as far away as Germany. In addition to local artisans, singers and dancers, vendors and of course delicious food and drink, Santa and Mrs. Claus and their dog Bella make an appearance at the Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts to the delight of local children (young and old) who come back every year with their wish lists. There's nothing quite like the innocence of a child handing over her precious list to Saint Nick, hoping he will make her wishes come true, whether it's for a puppy, a bicycle, an Ella costume, or for her daddy to come home from the Middle East. This photo encompasses that hope.