Western Springs traveled back in time for the Historical Society’s First Ever MayFest
The Western Springs Historical Society (WSHS), presented an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun during MayFest, a new biennial event designed to raise awareness of the Society and its Preservation Awards. The event took place Sunday, May 4 at the Tower Green.
The afternoon featured traditional carnival games, old-fashioned entertainment, food and crafts. Carnival games included nostalgic favorites like the milk can toss, bucket drop and a scavenger hunt with a raffle prize. Entertainment featured a juggler, unicyclists, Maypole dancers, and the Western Springs-based Allegro fiddle and dance ensemble. Food included lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy and an old-fashioned candy table. Craft tables offered boys and girls the opportunity to create crafts from another time, like May baskets, crowns and pennants. Children, preschool through grade 4thgrade, participated in a coloring contest. We have a terrific photo montage of MayFest here.
Community businesses that stepped up to sponsor the event included:
Event Sponsor: Realty Executives.
First Congregational Preschool
Dr. Phillip Girgis D.D.S.
j2 Santi Builders
Village Veterinary Practice
The Western Springs Garden Club
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors – this event would not have been possible without you!