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"Post to Present" event celebrates 60 years of skating in Batavia

Jan 05, 2018 11:26AM

60 years ago, in January, 1958, a view of skaters on the Fox River in Batavia graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. A reproduction of the cover, by artist John Falter, is prominently displayed in Batavia Public Library. A group of Batavia residents have come together to recreate the spirit of that cover with an event to celebrate 60 years of skating since that cover made Batavia famous as a representative “picture perfect” American Midwestern town. All proceeds go to ChipIn.

Post to Present is scheduled for Sat., Jan. 6th*, 2018 124pm, Batavia Depot Pond.  In the event that weather does not cooperate, a “No Ice” date will be Sat., Jan. 13th.

The event will feature open skating on the Depot Pond with music and live entertainment provided by the Batavia Community Band & Music Matters. Hot chocolate and hot dogs available from Bernie’s Bully Dogs. Batavia Park District will have fire pits roaring to keep you warm. Funway will provide a limited number of ice skates available for Rent.  The Peg Bond Center will be open as a warming area and the Batavia Museum will be open for tours.

Partners/Sponsors: Batavia MainStreet; Batavia Park District; Batavia Historical Society; City of Batavia; Funway Entertainment Center; Lighthouse Marketing; Neighbor Magazines

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