By: Diane Turner-Hurns
Journal & Topics Reporter
Rosemont Recreation Center Supervisor Alex Perez presents snowmen decorated by community volunteers and students at the center Tuesday morning, Nov. 10.
Rec Center Director Omar Camarillo said Rosemont's Mayor Brad Stephens purchased 10 undecorated snowmen at $100 each to be decorated and sent to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the annual Operation North Pole (ONP) tree decorating event December 5.
Each decorated snowman will be auctioned off for charity with the funds going to ONP’s efforts to help children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The event will also feature a train ride, breakfast with Mrs. Claus and visit with Santa at his workshop.
Santa is expected to greet the children at the Des Plaines Metra Station and escort them to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the holiday party. The events are provided by volunteers from Rosemont and surrounding communities.