Life-Sized CandyLand Takes Over Clayton Garden
Experience runs through Jan. 4
At the Main Street Garden in Clayton, a life-sized version of a classic board game has emerged. The free experience CandyLand in the Garden, running through Jan. 4, has all of the locales and obstacles: Gumdrop Mountain, Peppermint Stick Forest, the Ice Cream Floats, and the Gingerbread Plum Tree. The project comes from The Woman’s Club of Clayton and the Main Street Garden.
The human-sized version follows the same rules, per the event page: “Humans replace the wooden playing pieces of the past. Drawing simple color cards, players advance to squares of the same color, and the winner is the one who reaches the Candy Castle first.” According to this WRAL story, Melissa Francis is the person behind the attraction. She’s the daughter of Woman’s Club of Clayton’s Rachel Masimore, chair of the environment committee. Francis has been behind past efforts, as well.
Mrs. Claus has made appearances at the garden, too. You can track her visits on CandyLand in the Garden’s Facebook page. Her next appearnce is this Saturday, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. And “while waiting enjoy hot chocolate, write letters to Santa, or play CandyLand,” the page says.