Frosty Fest 2003
West Chicago's Frosty Fest will be held from 12:00 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2003. The festivities begin with children's holiday plays at noon at West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington Street. The Mini-Theater Group, comprised of West Chicago 4th through 7th graders, will present four holiday plays including If you Take A Mouse to the Movies, Arthur's Christmas, What Could be Keeping Santa?, and A Houseful of Christmas. Four of the Library's puppeteers will provide musical breaks between plays. There is no charge for programs at the Library.
Many of the Frosty Fest events will take place at Community High School, 326 Joliet Street in West Chicago. Enter at entrance H at the south end of the building. Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus will be visiting the high school from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lunch with Santa, sponsored by the West Chicago Kiwanis Club and the CHS Key Club, will be held in the commons at 12:30 p.m. There will be a $1.00 charge for lunch, which includes a hot dog, chips and a soft drink. Free visits with Santa and/or Frosty will be available throughout the afternoon until 4:30 p.m. Photography Club students will take photos of children with Santa for a small charge.
Children will enjoy a visit to Santa's Secret Shop, sponsored by the National Honor Society. This is a perfect opportunity for children to choose very affordable gifts for family members. Several other high school organizations will hold children's games. There will be small charges for the games and activities, most will cost 50 cents each. The Future Business Leaders of America will help children write letters to Santa. Child Development students will host a series of children's activities including storytelling, children's games and craft activities. Students will help small children write letters to relatives. Clothing students will make Christmas scrunchies for the little girls. Children who bring at least one canned good will receive a free ticket for a mini-golf game sponsored by VICA Skills USA. Winners' names will be entered in a drawing for a free Wildcat pillow.
Several activities will be available during the afternoon at the West Chicago City Museum, 132 Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From noon to 2 p.m.., visitors may make patriotic snowmen ornaments. Two Lincoln exhibits open that day as well: Lincoln through the Years, (photos of Lincoln from 1846-1865), and a model of the Lincoln funeral train. Abe and Mary Lincoln, as portrayed by Max and Donna Daniels, will be greeting the public from 1 to 3 p.m.
The festivities will conclude with a 5 p.m. tree lighting ceremony at the Fox Community Center, 306 Main Street The West Chicago Middle School choir will lead the crowd in singing carols at the ceremony, which is sponsored by the West Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Light refreshments will be served.