FATE, TX – Nov. 20, 2020 – The Washington family of Woodcreek Fate welcomes the community – young and old – to their front yard (571 Louder Way) this season to enjoy an interactive game of Christmas Candy Land.
“This is something my family and I love doing every year, and we feel like it’s needed now more than ever before,” said Casey Washington, former teacher and mother of three very active boys. (Some of you may also know Casey from her time with us as Media Manager at Blue Ribbon News!)
Casey’s boundless energy and creativity never ceases to amaze – and this year, she’s included some extra special touches to the hand-crafted, outdoor game board, including a lighted path.
Casey says they hope to have the project completed before Thanksgiving, in time for neighboring families to enjoy a wholesome, fun, safe, socially-distanced Christmas experience. There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to Candy Land at Woodcreek: facebook.com/candylandwoodcreek.
Did you know?
The Candy Land game was invented in 1948 by Eleanor Abbott, a school teacher who was recovering from polio in San Diego, California. She made it for children in the hospital polio wards, where she was also a patient. It is reported that she created the game to give immobilized children a sense of freedom. On the original board, she included an illustration of a boy with a leg brace. Milton Bradley Company bought the game and first published it in 1949, becoming Milton Bradley’s best selling game. Then in 1984, Hasbro purchased Milton Bradley.
Blue Ribbon News staff report.
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