Weekend Begins With the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Wilder Park
Also this weekend, holiday sales, turkey testicles and so much more!
Enjoy everything Elmhurst has to offer. Here's a few things happening this weekend. We couldn't list it all here, so be sure to check out our calendar for more events, like the holiday craft show Saturday and Sunday at First Congregational Church. And, as always, tell us what we missed in the comments.
1. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
When/Where: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Wilder Park Veteran's Memorial, Prospect and Church streets
Why Go: President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed a day of remembrance, then known as Armistice Day, on Nov. 11, 1919, to mark the end of World War I, and the U.S. Congress declared it a legal holiday in 1938. Elmhurst veterans and their families will gather at Wilder Park in a formal ceremony to honor all veterans, both living and dead, who fought to keep our country free.
2. MEET PUSS IN BOOTS!
When/Where: noon Friday at York Theatre, 150 N. York St.
Why Go: Do you even have to ask? Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take photos as their kids meet Puss In Boots. The animated film "Puss In Boots" is on screen in both 3D and 2D formats at the York.
3. WILDER MANSION HOLIDAY MARKET
When/Where: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Ave.
Why Go: Nothing will get you in the mood for the holidays like this brand new market, and proceeds will support United Community Concerns. You'll find one-of-a-kind art, crafts and seasonal gifts, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry and more. It's the first time for this event, but we're pretty sure it won't be the last.
Cost: $20 on Friday (includes appetizers and wine), free on Saturday
4. VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST
When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday at York High School commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road
Why Go: The kids at York decided a couple of years ago that not enough was being done to honor our veterans, so they decided to kick off an annual breakfast to do just that. Veterans and their families can enjoy eggs and bacon and lots of other goodies. Just leave a message for Student Council advisor Matt Moran at 630-617-2400, Ext. 7285, and let him know how many guests in your group.
Cost: Free, of course
5. THE ANNUAL TURKEY TESTICLE FESTIVAL
When/Where: From noon until 1 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 310 W. Butterfield Road
Why Go: It's time again for the annual (*ahem*) Turkey Testicle Festival at the American Legion Hall, and believe me, those veterans know how to have a good time. In addition to the catchy name, you'll enjoy live bands ALL DAY, lots of fun and food that includes, you guessed it, unusual turkey parts. Everybody is welcome. The event is a fund-raiser for the American Legion.
Cost: All this fun for just a $6 cover charge