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Dream big, princess

Jenni Blondeau, dressed as Princess Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” makes small talk with Willow Barrett, 6, at Amarah’s Princess Parade at Presque Isle in Marquette on Saturday. The fourth annual event was a royal affair with young and old attendees dressed in superhero and princess costumes to celebrate the joys of childhood while raising funds for Amarah’s Light, a nonprofit organization created to help families who are dealing with the loss of a child. The event was founded by Stacey and Wayne Filizetti, Mandy Wyatt and Lisa Johnson after the Filizettis lost their four-year-old daughter, Amarah in September, 2015. “What we are trying to do with Amarah’s LIght is try to tackle grief, battle grief, and give people victories,” Wayne Filizetti said. For more information on Amarah’s Light visit amarahslight.com or the Memories of Amarah — Amarah’s Light Facebook page. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Jenni Blondeau, dressed as Princess Belle from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” makes small talk with Willow Barrett, 6, at Amarah’s Princess Parade at Presque Isle Park in Marquette on Saturday. The fourth annual event was a royal affair with attendees of all ages dressed in superhero and princess-themed costumes to celebrate the joys of childhood while raising funds for Amarah’s Light, a nonprofit organization created to help families who are dealing with the loss of a child. The event was founded by Stacey and Wayne Filizetti, Mandy Wyatt and Lisa Johnson after the Filizettis lost their 4-year-old daughter Amarah in 2015. “What we are trying to do with Amarah’s Light is try to tackle grief, battle grief and give people victories,” Wayne Filizetti said. For more information on Amarah’s Light visit amarahslight.com or the Memories of Amarah — Amarah’s Light Facebook page. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)