All-day Fun at Harvest Happenings in McLean

All-day Fun at Harvest Happenings in McLean

The Amazing Kevin of Stafford entertains children with his jokes.

The Amazing Kevin of Stafford entertains children with his jokes. Photo by Robert Healy/The Connection


Stephanie Lamoreau of Falls Church waves to children as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.


Nick Panukcholu from Squeals on Wheels places a duck back into its enclosure.


Sue Wallia from Abrakadoodle Inc of Falls Church directs children in arts and crafts.

The autumn air was filled with joy as children smiled and laughed at this year’s Mclean Community Center Harvest Happenings. All of the activities were geared towards children 3-8 years old. From a speedy baby pig to a magician, children could have fun with other children.

Squeals on Wheels, based out of Maryland, had children petting goats, chickens, pigs and alpacas. The Amazing Kevin, a magician from Stafford, had children in stitches after he created the illusion that a child was pouring milk from her finger.

Little ones got to meet Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in a bright yellow dress. They could also paint and make arts and crafts with Abrakadoodle Inc. a children’s painting class from Falls Church. An egg race, photo booth and pumpkin patch were also part of the Harvest Happenings.

With McLean Community Center under renovation, the event was held at St. Luke’s School in McLean.

Julie Thatcher, from Fairfax Circle, said this event connects people in the community.

Lydia Keffer from McLean says she loves the event because it is inclusive to all people, no matter your age or ethnicity.

Sue Dorsey from McLean said she is proud to do the event each year because “she sees the joy in [the children’s] faces.”