Freeport, Illinois — The Children’s Hands-On Museum of NW Illinois held its inaugural Frosty Ball this past Saturday evening, January 27, at Grand River Hall, Freeport. The event was intended as a fund-raiser for the Children’s Hands-On Museum to settle in a permanent location.
Over 150 began the evening with a social hour and bidding on a wide variety of donated silent auction items. The dinner catered by The Rafters of Lena consisted of herb-encrusted pork loin, salad, and vegetables.
A dessert table of donated cupcakes, cookies, and confections created by area bakers topped off the meal. Entertainment and dance music was provided by Back Country Roads.
Assistance on the event was provided by several Met Life staff, the Youth Advisory Council arm of the Freeport Community Foundation, and countless other volunteers.
The CHOM board consists of Christy Youtzy, president; Susan Walt, treasurer; Claire Brinkmeier, Ball Chair; Jessi Larson, secretary; Shirley Jordan, vice-president; Gwynne French, public relations.(photography by Patty Weik.