This weekend was full of fellowship, holiday cheer and generosity. Our friends, Walter and Veronica Kosch hosted their annual “Edelweiss Party for Underprivileged Children” at their restaurant, Edelweiss, in Norridge, Illinois. All proceeds from this annual event are given to Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Jessie White Tumblers, and St. Vincent Charity to be used for the benefit of underprivileged and needy children and their families.
Now this isn’t just a fundraiser. It’s also a Christmas party for needy children. Approximately 100 children and their families attended this amazing party, which began with meeting and getting autographs and pictures taken with Chicago Bear player #48 Allan Ellis and Green Bay Packer #27 Michael Blair. Both players stayed and visited with the children throughout the party. Afterwards the children were served a yummy lunch and dessert. Then they were entertained by Dr. Mark the Magician while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The day finished with a visit from Santa; all the children got to sit on his lap and received a personalized present from him.
Seeing all the happy faces of these children truly warmed my heart and reminded me once more what Christmas is all about. Blessings and warmest wishes to all of you this holiday season!