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Wish Comes True for Hannibal Girl Who Wished to Watch Fireworks with the Princesses


January 05, 2015

Eleven-year-old wish kid Molly, who is battling life-threatening Ataxia, will have her one true wish granted this Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Molly wished to watch fireworks with the princesses, but due to her health, she was unable to travel to Disney World.  In coordination with the City of Hannibal, Make-A-Wish Missouri will be able to grant Molly’s wish by bringing the fireworks to her.

Molly will view the fireworks display from Mark Twain Brewing Company (422 North Main Street, Hannibal, MO 63401).  Molly and her family are being transported to Mark Twain Brewing Company by the Hannibal Fire Department and are set to arrive at 4:30p.m.  Supporters are asked to gather outside the Mark Twain Brewing Company to greet Molly as she arrives.  Signs wishing Molly a happy wish day are welcome and the first 150 people will receive tiaras to set the scene for Molly’s royal entrance.  Molly will be wearing a princess dress donated by Signature Bridal.   Miss Hannibal (Scarlett McMullen), Miss New London (Kennady Shuck), Miss Marion County (Destiny Reed), Princess Edie White, and Pre-Junior Miss Marion County (Madison Cardwell and Abigail Hudson) will be in attendance and the City of Hannibal will be presenting Molly with a crown and sash, generously donated by Sally White of Palmyra, Missouri.  Mayor Hark will be in attendance to declare Molly the Official Princess of the Kingdom of Hannibal. 

Supporters can see the fireworks display from the beer garden outside the front entrance of Mark Twain Brewery or from the Hurricane Deck (balcony overlooking the Beer Garden and Lovers Leap).  Molly, her family, and a few close friends will watch fireworks from inside the second floor.

The magical fireworks display will be launched from Lovers Leap thanks to generous donations by J & M Displays. It will begin at 5:45p.m. 

The following is a schedule of events:

  • 4:15p.m. – Tiaras will be distributed outside the front entrance of Mark Twain Brewing Company
  • 4:30p.m. – Molly arrives
  • 5:45p.m. – Fireworks Start

Media is welcome to cover this event.  There will be a media section inside the second floor of the Mark Twain Brewing Company for media and cameras. Family will briefly be available for interviews following their arrival. Contact Kate Fotenos,, for more information. 

Press Contact

Brian Miller
Marketing Manager
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr Suite 241
Ballwin, MO  63021

Phone : (314) 205-9474 x228
Fax : (855) 777-9474

Molly , 11


I wish to have a Princess Party

Molly declared the Official Princess of the Kingdom of Hannibal
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