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Princesses and heroes make appearance at Winter Garden aGlow

Posted at 10:18 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 00:39:54-05

BOISE, ID — Disadvantaged families met princes and princesses for a Capes and Gowns event on Saturday evening. Children got to see their favorite characters, princesses, and superheroes.

The Idaho Botanical Garden partnered with local non-profit organizations to provide more than 1,000 tickets to children and their families who might not otherwise be able to go.

"Not being able to go out and do things with your family. It can be kind of upsetting and kind of hard to have to say that to a child, we don't have the money. We don't ever want anybody to have to say that, and we wish we could help everybody out. We want to be able to give that gift to those families. This is a magical event. It's our 23rd year. Families deserve to come out, and we want to make that magic happen," said Tracy Lea Balmer, events coordinator, Idaho Botanical Garden.

The Idaho Botanical Garden partnered with organizations such as Family Advocates, Women's and Children's Alliance, and the Boise Bicycle Project.

All of the funds for the tickets come from donors.

For more events and hours head to, idahobotanicalgarden.org