If you can't beat Mother Nature, you might as well join her.
So during a month where it seems we've had two kinds of weather: cold and snowy and colder and snowier, Addison Park District officials couldn't have picked a better time for their annual WinterFEST celebration.
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Visitors who gathered Saturday at Community Park got the chance to participate in all sorts of winter-themed events, from snow golf and volleyball to marshmallow roasting.
"Everyone is having a good time," said Director of Recreation Mike Walaszek as he helped to run the s'mores station.
For those who prefer to celebrate winter indoors, the district offered performances by dancers, baton twirlers and even a martial arts group. There also was time for bingo, face painting and more activities that included an inflatable bounce house, family games and an obstacle course.
Fans of winter wear, meanwhile, could participate in a crazy hat contest.