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The 2017 Taylor Winterfest, scheduled for Saturday, November 25, is now including a “Whoville”-themed Winterfest 5K for the first time, and is actively seeking participants.
The Winterfest 5K will be held at 2 p.m., starting at the Heritage Park Petting Farm. The event features custom Winterfest beanies and gloves for all participating; Winterfest finisher medals; age group awards; costume contest with awards; overall top male and female finisher awards; bib tag timing by Everal; and a Christmas treat.
Entry fees are $25 before October 25; $30 before November 24; and $35 on the day of the race. Race day packet pickup is scheduled to being at noon on November 25.
Proceeds from the run will benefit the Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry. Race coordinators will also be accepting donations of canned goods during race day packet pickup.
To run in the 5K, register online by clicking here.
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The Taylor Winterfest is a day of family fun. After the 5K run, the Winterfest Parade will travel down Goddard Road, from City Hall to Pardee, and then turns toward its ultimate destination, Heritage Park’s Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion.
Once at the park, crowds will be entertained by music and various activities. Eventually, the official City of Taylor Christmas Tree (housed in the Sheridan Center all winter long), will be lit by Mayor Rick Sollars and his special guest for the day, Santa Claus. Fireworks will cap off the evening.
Winterfest also marks the opening of the City’s not-so-hidden treasure, Santa’s Magic Forest. The magic forest, housed in the Activities Building in Heritage Park, is Downriver’s most spectacular anatomical holiday display, using many of the former J.L. Hudson displays that bring the season to life.
Santa’s Magic Forest, which also benefits the Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry, is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday through Christmas. General dmission (cash only) is $3. Children 3 and under are admitted free. A picture with Santa Claus is $8, provided by Rosecrans Picture Perfect Photography.
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