Winter Festival Returns To High School In December

Winter Festival Returns To High School In December

This year, on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cheshire High School will be holding its eighth annual Winter Festival.

Organizers have partnered with the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation and all proceeds go to this foundation.

The Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation was established after CHS faculty member Daniel Lee lost his son Ryan in a fatal car accident. Ryan was a gifted and popular young man whose loss deeply wounded everyone who knew him. Daniel Lee, who is fondly known as Coach Lee, is an amazing empathic man who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. As a way to help honor Ryan and raise money, Maureen DiSorbo and Mathew Swanson helped birth the first annual Winter Festival in 2012. Since then, both the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation and Winter Festival have developed into an organization and event that are dedicated to being in service of others.

This year, organizers have put all efforts into offering new featured sections, crafts, music, face painting, games, prizes, pictures with Santa, and more, all for $10 per family. There will also be a concession stand with items to enjoy at separate costs from admissions.

Along with pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, there will be elves, “Gingy” the Gingerbread Man, “Frosty” the Snowman, “Penny” the Penguin, Reindeer friends, The Sugar Plum Fairy, The North Pole Train Conductor, Mr. Mint, our Candy Cane, and “Troy” the Tree, floating around to help and take pictures with guests. Since COVID-19 forced the cancellation of this event last year, organizers are fully prepared with alternative plans to make sure everyone has a little winter wonderland this holiday season.

The rain/snow dates include Sunday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 18. 

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