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Letter: Thank you for making 'A Sandwich Christmas' magical

To the Editor:

The organizing committee for the holiday celebration “A Sandwich Christmas” would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the magical weekend. We are planning to host the event next year with the hopes that the community festival will grow in the number of events and attendance.

The weekend was a joint effort between the city of Sandwich, Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sandwich Park District. These groups would like to thank the following donors, volunteers and sponsors who made this fantastic event possible.

Spotlight Members: First Midwest Bank, First National Bank, Just In Time and Northwestern Medicine

Trolley Sponsors: A&B Exteriors, The Englehart Family, Krentz Salfisberg & Swanson Haggard PC, Midland States Bank, Northwestern Medicine, Sportsman’s Club, and Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion

Reindeer Sponsor – Sandwich Economic Development Corporation

Santa Sponsors – Cinema 7, RB & Associates Consulting, Inc., The Waters Dental Group and Waubonsee Community College

Cookie Sponsors – Angie’s Sugar Buzz Bakery, Cassandra West Photography, Leo’s Trophies Gifts & Engraving and The Little House Photo Booth

Cocoa Sponsors – Earthmover Credit Union, Mark Weinhold DDS, Resource Bank, Sandwich Association of Merchants and Walgreen’s

Donors – Cassandra West Photography, Kelly Gibbs of Indian Valley Vocational Center, Old Fashion Kettle Corn, Janeen & Justin Norquist of Just in Time, Bill Novicki of Sandwich Park District, Rick Olson, The Duffy Sister Carolers (Pat Voga, Jane Wolf and Carol Evans), Indian Valley Theatre, Allegro Ballet Company, Mike Nelson, Sandwich Police Cadets, Sandwich Fire Department, Sandwich Historical Society, Eclipse Salon, Knee High to a Grasshopper, Deluca’s Hallmark, Country Divas Boutique, Leo’s Trophies Gifts & Engraving, Prindi’s Antique Mall, Bittersweets, Main Street Pub & Grill, JC Health & Fitness, Mandee Lee’s Accessories & Gifts, Dollar General of Sandwich and Curves

Volunteers – Tricia Kleckner, Stacy Skillin, Sharon Samuel, Sandwich Park District, Mary Grumieaux, Pat Voga, Alethia Hummel, Kathy Martin, Colleen Aeppli, Vickie Kramer, Nancy Fay, Diane Stilson, Angie Drew and Lynn Hoffman

A very special thank you goes to Robin and Tricia Kleckner of A&B Exteriors, who donated time, staff and equipment to decorate the Christmas tree in Veterans Park, and to Bill Novicki, who constructed a very special light switch for the tree-lighting ceremony.

We hope you all had a festive weekend and the rest of your holiday season is blessed.

Alethia Hummel

Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce


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