Canyon Country Library hosts Elf Ball for children

Angie Ashe, "Miss Angie," center, puts the finishing touches on elf hats as dozens of children and their parents participate at the holiday craft stations and games on hand at the City of Santa Clarita Elf Ball event held at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country on Wednesday. Dan Watson/The Signal
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The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library turned into a Christmas Elf’s paradise Wednesday morning, full of games, crafts, treats and toys.

More than 200 Santa Clarita children spent the morning at the library’s first Elf Ball.

Angie Ashe, children’s librarian for the Jo Anne Darcy Library, said the children made elf hats, miniature elf houses, Hershey Kiss Christmas trees, marshmallow inventions using toothpicks and marshmallows and created their own elf names.

“One of the most popular elements was candy cane fishing,” Ashe said.  “We had a fishing pole and a tree with candy canes dangling and you could catch them off the tree.”

Ashe said she had the idea for the Elf Ball when she decided she wanted to host a screening of the movie “Elf.”

“I realized that would probably be boring for a lot of kids so from that I adapted it to be a celebration of elves,” Ashe said.

Throughout December, Ashe has been getting her students in the “elf spirit” by hiding an Elf named Jo Jo, for the library’s namesake, throughout the children’s section of the library.

“The kids loved it,” Ashe said.

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