FRANKFORT – The village of Frankfort will hold its 21st annual “Winter on the Green” starting this weekend.
The festivities will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, and continue for six consecutive Sundays through Feb. 15 in downtown Frankfort at the Village Green, located at White and Kansas streets. Refreshments will be served at each event.
An “Ice Fest” sponsored by the village Sunday will include ice sculpture displays, ice sculpture demonstrations and heated trolley rides through the historic downtown district.
The “Frozen Carnival,” co-sponsored by the Frankfort Park District, on Jan. 18 features music, games and snowman building.
The “Cardboard Iditarod & Winter Games,” co-sponsored by the Frankfort Lions Club, on Jan. 25 provides an opportunity for families to bring their own cardboard sled and compete in an Iditarod race on Breidert Green. The day also includes ice bowling, snow shoeing and hockey games on the Village Green.
A pre-game “Super Bowl Supreme” event co-sponsored by the Frankfort Historic Business Association will take place Feb. 1. It includes a free tailgate box lunch and outdoor challenges. People are asked to bring a can or two of soup for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry.
On Feb. 8, there will be a “Chili Cook-Off” co-sponsored by the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. To enter the contest, visit www.frankfortchamber.com or stop in at the Village Administration Office, 432 W. Nebraska St., to pick up an entry form. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to Founders Center, 140 Oak St. in Frankfort.
Chocolate fondue and peach cobbler will be cooked on-site Feb. 15 for the “Valentine’s Weekend” event, which is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tinley Park-Frankfort and Frankfort Boy Scout Troop 270.
“The Winter on the Green series continues to be a favorite event in Frankfort. Each event is unique and offers enjoyment for all ages,” Mayor Jim Holland said in a news release announcing the event.
Details on each event are at www.villageoffrankfort.com under the calendar of events.