Every once in a while you go to an event like it’s just another event. You go and you shake a few hands make a few friends and take a few pictures pack up and leave. This past weekend I went to a surprise birthday party and was thinking this would be one of those typical events. Don’t get me wrong, typical events mean a great deal because of the people you see and the impact you make when capturing images of their memories. The people are the reason that I prefer doing this as opposed to working a part-time job.
This was a surprise birthday party with a Mayberry theme because the young lady Sarah is a huge fan of Andy Griffith show. Her and her family have attended many Mayberry days and event held for Andy Griffith show fans in Mount Airy North Carolina. This is where Sarah and her family met David Browning. David is a Barney Fife impersonator and he is a very good one at that as well as being a very entertaining and humble human being. He drove all the way from Bristol Virginia just to be a part of the surprise for Sarah.
You see Sarah is an exceptionally challenged young lady who is turning 30. Sarah is one of those individuals that is genuine and sweet and just easy to love. There were many guest there to be a part of Sara’s special celebration and it showed just how much her Life has impacted so many people. There were people of all ages there and were treated to a very unique experience!
Sarah‘s mom and dad Dennis and Sandy did an amazing job decorating and planning the party. As you will see and the images there are many smiles and a lot of laughter.The pick up foods that were served were very delicious and satisfying and also there were absolutely wonderful cupcakes.
Dennis and Sandy came up with several neat ideas for games and challenges such as Mayberry trivia, slingshot station, and guessing how many got it gummy worms were in a jar all for prizes and they also had door prizes.
The star of the show beside Sarah was David Browning and his Barney Fife act. David MC’ed the trivia questions answering the ones that he knew but he also had some stories to tell about how he met the cast of Andy Griffith show especially Barney fife. He was truly entertaining and had the ability to almost make you feel like you were in Mayberry with the way he regaled his stories of his experiences and episodes of one of America’s great television series!
As I was leaving so many of the quest were talking about how much fun they had and I agreed! It was such an honor to be apart of such a truly special persons special day! What a heart warming day.
I have included several images for your enjoyment!
If you would like to book David Browning I have scanned his card and will include it in the images. His information is on it!
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