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Jousting for Jocelyn

Celebrating Dreams: A Magical Day at Medora ND Fairgrounds


Today, amidst the sprawling beauty of the Medora ND Fairgrounds, something truly enchanting unfolded. It was a day where dreams came alive, hearts swelled with joy, and a community united in warmth and love.


As a professional photographer, capturing moments of pure magic is what fuels my passion, and today’s event was nothing short of extraordinary.

Three years ago, young Jocelyn, a Make a Wish child, shared her heartfelt dream of becoming a princess. Fast forward to today, and that dream not only came true but shone brighter than ever before. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Sir Charles from the Knights of Mayhem and the boundless generosity of our community, Medora transformed into a fairytale realm for Jocelyn.


Sir Charles, a beloved figure known for his heart of gold and intricate craftsmanship, returned today to honor Jocelyn in a way that touched everyone’s hearts. Dressed in his regal attire, he presented Jocelyn with a symbol of their special bond—a delicate gold flower, a keepsake that will forever remind her of this magical day and the friendship they share.


The atmosphere at the fairgrounds was filled with laughter, tears of joy, and the kind of camaraderie that reminds us of the power of kindness. As I moved through the crowd with my camera, I witnessed the pure happiness radiating from Jocelyn’s smile and the genuine affection shared between her and Sir Charles. It was a privilege to document these precious moments that encapsulate the essence of community spirit and compassion.


In a world often overshadowed by challenges, today was a poignant reminder of the magic that happens when people come together to uplift and support each other. Jocelyn’s journey from dreaming of being a princess to being celebrated as one today is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the boundless possibilities that kindness can create.


As the day unfolded under the warm midday sun, casting a gentle glow over the scene, I couldn’t help but reflect on the privilege of being witness to such moments of pure, unadulterated joy. Through my lens, I captured not just images but memories that will be cherished by Jocelyn, Sir Charles, and everyone who shared in this extraordinary day.


Today, Medora ND Fairgrounds was not just a venue but a place where dreams took flight and where a community came together to create magic. It’s days like these that remind me why I chose to be both a blogger and a photographer—to tell stories that inspire, to capture moments that resonate, and to celebrate the beauty of humanity in its purest form.


Special thanks are due to Make a Wish North Dakota for making Jocelyn’s dream a reality, to Baranko Companies for their generous provision of free food and drinks, to the fairgrounds in Medora for hosting us in this beautiful setting, and to Consolidated of Dickinson for broadcasting this event, allowing more people to share in this moment of joy.


As I pack up my gear and prepare to share this story with the world, I carry with me the warmth of today’s memories and the hope that Jocelyn’s princess day will continue to inspire kindness and generosity wherever it reaches. Here’s to dreaming big, believing in magic, and making wishes come true.


Karolina Lym Dickinson ND Photographer


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