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Jan 28th 2012 Chicago IL — Calling all Midwesterners and anyone else who wants to travel!  Yes, those of you who live in WI, IL, IN, MI.... it is time for us to brave t...

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Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

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Event Details

Calling all Midwesterners and anyone else who wants to travel!  Yes, those of you who live in WI, IL, IN, MI.... it is time for us to brave the cold midwest winter and warm up from the inside with Fun, Fellowship, & Faith!!

Where:  Chicago Snow Days - Navy Pier

When:  12:30 PM Saturday, January  28

Schedule of Day:

12:30 PM - Meet in front of the entrance to the McDonalds of the food court area of Navy Pier

     - grab lunch - your choice

1:30 PM - Walk around Navy Pier and check out the shops

2:30 PM - Bundle up and venture outside to admire the beautiful snow sculptures
     ~ Vote on your favorite sculpture

3:30 PM - Regroup in Navy Pier ~ Warm up a little bit~

4:30 PM - Rosary as a group at:  Holy Name Cathedral
     ~ 730 N Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60611

5:15 PM - Mass at Holy Name Cathedral

7:00 PM - Dinner at Cafe Iberico (5 minute walk from church)

This is going to be a tricky situation  - we will be sitting in tables of 6-8.  We will be ordering off the menu, so please bring enough cash to pay for your own meal & drinks.  They will not likely be able to take a whole bunch of credit cards.


Little Fun Background to this entire event...

The snow sculpting began in the front yard of Janet's cousin's home in Arlington Heights, IL.  Fran Volz, a gifted artist, decided one day to start creating snow sculptures for drivers to see on the busy road of Arlington Heights Road.  People would stop by his yard and leave donations for him because they enjoyed his artistry.  He had attended some snow sculpting events in the past, but wanted to bring something closer to him.  That is when Snow Visions was born.  He started out in the suburbs and started getting press coverage of the events and then eventually was contacted by the office of the Mayor of Chicago.  I still remember his face last year when he, his older sister, his youngest sister,  her 2 kids and I rode the elevator up to the offices in Navy Pier during the event last year.  He said to us:  "Wow!  From my front yard, to Navy Pier Chicago."  Basically he was capturing the fact that his humble beginnings in his yard have now received recoginition in one of the largest cities in the country.  This is a story of a man who has a talent that has gone unnoticed.  Feel free to look at his website: & some of the unusual types of materials he has used.  He contstructed Abraham Lincoln out of styrofoam!  Some of you may have seen it displayed in O'Hare airport. 
As you may have gathered, I am quite proud of my cousin!!!  I am so glad that even though his artistry is not displayed during this event, that he is recognized for his talents.  Come enjoy the beauty and fun of meeting other people.  You will not be disappointed! 

Make sure to bring your camera!!!  Bundle up!  Make sure you have comfortable footwear to walk in.

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January 30th, 2012 - Catherine-708752 said:

Hi to all, I trust everyone made it home safe and sound. I had a good time and look forward to getting together for future events. Thanks to all the planners, we couldn't have done it without you!


January 29th, 2012 - Chuck-209629 said:

It was a great day and I was happy I was able to make it. As others have said Janet I am sorry you were not able to make itwe all had a good time. I do hope to make it out to some other events where ever they may be.


January 29th, 2012 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Just got home and "uber" (Rob term) or "mega" exhausted, and such a well worth, good exhaustion. Thank you Janet, and so sorry I did not get to meet you (as I was looking forward to it), but count on it in the future! Thank you Juli and Mary for all your work and your "pinch hitting" as well dear ladies. How wonderful it was to meet and share some time with new friends and more special times with present dearly loved sisters and brothers. Onward with more good times together in the future!


January 29th, 2012 - Dawn-58330 said:

The MegaIndy Crew is heading home on the Megabus. We had a terrific time-- thank you everyone!! God bless you!!


January 28th, 2012 - Janet-83198 said:

I am sorry that I was not able to be there to greet everyone in Chicago. I am still stuck at the airport here in Pittsburgh.