Alexandria area youngsters meet a 'real' storybook princess

A meet and greet was held in the gym next to the Douglas County Library on Saturday, March 4.

Piper and Paige Savelkoul meet "Belle's best friend," Lara Akal, on Saturday, March 4.
Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA — The gym next to the Douglas County Library was busier than usual on Saturday, March 4.

That's because it was the site of a storybook princess meet and greet, where area youngsters had the opportunity to meet a "real" storybook princess, "Belle's best friend" Lara Akal.

Akal was from a company called Occasions with Character and spent at least two hours meeting with visitors in the gym.

The meet and greet was sponsored by the Douglas County Library Friends and Foundation.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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