Rain Doesn’t Spoil Fun for Kids in Millinocket 

Today’s drizzly weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of some little ones in Millinocket.They braved the rain to have a great time at the town’s annual Fun Day.Amy Erickson has more.<"it's the children's parade!"7-year-old Abi McNally barely noticed the dreary weather as she celebrated an early Fourth of July with scores of other kids in downtown Millinocket on Friday..."i'm still going to have fun, no matter what!"And she wasn't alone..."it's not raining! It's nice! We're used to it downpouring the last few days, so this is great!"Assistant Fire Chief Tom Malcolm helps organize the kids' fun's now in its second year."I helped my mom make the flowers and I helped her decorate."Besides a parade through town, there are also games, goodies, live music and all kinds of fun for little ones."this area's been hit pretty hard and this is uplifting for the whole community. Just trying to bring everybody together and show that we're still alive and still kicking here."One new twist for this year's festivities?A fairy house building workshop."fairy houses are places where little people can come in and live or other people can just kind of check them out.""the whole legend is that the fairies will come and they'll stay in the little houses."Kathy Gagnon got the idea after reading the "fairy Houses" books by Maine author Tracy Kane."I thought this would be great, get their imaginations going, let them create."The activity seemed to be the hit of the day."we've used a bunch of shells and wood and logs and stuff.""you use nature stuff, because fairies don't exactly like the man-made stuff.""there's actually a spider web with a spider in it in the bedroom."Amy Erickson, WABI TV5 News, Millinocket.>