2019 Holiday Party
Our South Suburban Chicago Chapter holiday party, “Silver Bells: A Holiday Tradition” was held on December 7, 2019 at Georgios Banquets in Orland Park, Illinois. The committee members did an outstanding job from the décor, to the food and entertainment. Special kudos to Committee Chairs, Michelle Lee and Gigi Hinton-Gresham.
Families enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with entertainment for all ages. An outstanding jazz ensemble provided the music for the luncheon with a mesmerizing performance by a local magician. Afterwards we moved to the “Fun Zone” where the activity was non-stop. With a caricature artist, balloon artist, DJ and even salsa dance lessons, there was fun for every age. Activity stations were spread throughout the room with activities ranging from hot cocoa jars to “Minute to win it” games. The professional photographer was available for family portraits and holiday cards. Mr. and Mrs. Claus oversaw the festivities.
Over 200 individuals attended and also provided new books, which were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Ford Heights. Our holiday season was kicked off in style!
2018 Holiday Party
Our South Suburban Chicago Chapter holiday party, “Winter Wonderland” was held on December 16, 2018 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois. The committee members did an outstanding job from the décor, to the food and entertainment. Special kudos to the committee chairs, Danielle Broadwater and Kimberly Orlandi, and a very special thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for taking the time out of their very busy holiday schedule to visit our children and make their dreams come true!
Families were able to enjoy the photo booth complete with fun props in addition to the professional photographer taking family portraits in front of one of the many beautifully decorated Christmas trees. The very popular craft stations were standing room only as children created ornaments and decorated to-go hot chocolate containers. The music crossed generations as children danced with their parents and grandparents taking occasional breaks to grab sweets. Thank you to our vendors for participating and giving our families the opportunity to multitask – shopping and dancing!
Over 200 people were in attendance, and our generous guests donated new books to the Gift of Literacy Initiative with the Boys and Girls Club of Ford Heights. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season!