Mr. Snowman at
the Museum of Lifestyle
& Fashion History’s
Children & Parents Day
2009 with Honorary
Chairpersons Kristin and
Glen Calder with their
children Caroline and
by: Jeffrey Tholl
Fourth Annual Children &
Parents Days Winter
LandPresented by the
Museum of Lifestyle &
Fashion History was
attended by hundreds of
- - - With infants, toddlers and children in tow,
parents and grandparents were in
abundance throughout the historic Boynton Woman’s Club
in Boynton Beach, Florida which was the host facility
for the Fourth Annual Children & Parents Day Winter
Wonderland presented by the Museum of Lifestyle &
Fashion History in January 2009. Carrabba’s Italian
Grill of Boynton Beach served up a hearty Italian
buffet for the families who came from all over South
Florida for the event.
The theme for the
2009 Winter Wonderland was Candy Land inspired by
the 1950s board game of the same name. There were more
than ten arts and craft stations that included hands-on
activities such as making gum drop candies, creating
gingerbread houses, candy-tied pillows and decorating
hats. Plus, Nanny Gingerbread and Mr.
Gingerbread made personal appearances at the event.
Other special guests in attendance included Mr.
Peppermint Man and Mr. Snowman who greeted
guests as they arrived at the event. Families also
enjoyed an amazing magic show, and Gymboree of Boca
Raton provided an in-door playground for children
along with an interactive session with music. One of
the most popular activity stations at Winter Wonderland
was the Piggy Bank decorating which was provided by
National City Bank/PNC of Boynton Beach.
corporations showed their support again for the fourth
annual Children & Parents Day Winter Wonderland
to benefit the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.
GL Homes was Superior level sponsor and
Grand sponsors included National City/PNC
bank and Target stores.
supporters of the event, included Palm Beach County
Commissioner Addie L. Greene; and The Palm Beach
Post as the Print News Media supporter; and
patron level support from Kristin & Glen Calder; St.
Joseph’s Episcopal School; Dr. Regine Bataille of Gentle
Medicine Associates; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund; Boris &
Edith Rueger and Ola M. Vickers.
Chairpersons for the 2009 Children & Parents Day were
Kristin and Glen Calder of Boynton Beach, Florida.
The Master of
Ceremony again for the Children & Parents Day was the
energetic Paige Kornblue who is the South County
News Reporter/Anchor for the popular WPTV News
were Monique Betty of Boca Raton; Nicole Winslow
Burns of Delray Beach; Melissa Cavasini of Delray Beach;
Maggie Dickenson of Delray Beach; Lori J. Durante of
Delray Beach; Cheryl Moffett of Wellington; Lisa Simpson
of Boynton Beach and Carla Zorovich of
Year 2009 marks
the tenth anniversary of the Museum of Lifestyle
& Fashion History and the fourth Children & Parents Day
Winter Wonderland was one of the celebratory events for
The purpose of
this festive program is to provide a fun-filled day of
family adventures with arts, crafts and history
education activities for children. The interactive
activities include various types of Winter-theme arts &
crafts plus, magic show and story book readings. The
attendees for the event are multi-generational who are
equally engaged by the stimuli created from the
activities at the event. The arts and crafts at the
event help to encourage motor-skill development along
with teaching the ability to identify, create and design
art using geometric shapes and primary colors.
The Museum of
Lifestyle & Fashion History was established in year 1999
and is a non-profit organization with the mission to
offer educational programs, and history and
retrospective anthropology exhibits showcasing
lifestyle, cultures, people, places, fashion trends,
clothes, architecture, furnishings, decorative arts,
interior designs, locomotives and toys, and information
about popular uses of artifacts by people/events of
various periods of time. On the fourth Saturday of each
month, year-round, the Museum conducts Narrated Bus
Tours of Historic Delray Beach, Florida.
information, call 561-243-2662 or e-mail
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