CONWAY – After skipping a year due to the pandemic, Grinchmas is coming back bigger and better than ever.
The fourth annual Grinchmas Who-Liday will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 at the Arlberg Learning Center at Cranmore Mountain Resort, which participated this year as the main sponsor and venue of the event. . The center is located to the left of the main entrance to the ski area on Old Bartlett Road.
Grinchmas will offer a variety of vacation activities; chalk drawing; Whoville hairstyle; photos with the Grinch, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus; and the “Reindeer Stable” with Little Angels assistance dogs.
Also new this year, Grinchmas is introducing Little Angel Service Dogs, the Bartlett-based nonprofit that grooms and places trained assistance dogs in homes with children and adults with disabilities, as a managing beneficiary.
Grinchmas was started by Badger Realty and Northway Bank, and Brenda Leavitt, Managing Partner of Badger Realty, said: Nonprofit as well as nearly $ 1,000 of wishlist items. “
Jessica DiPietro, Vice President of Operations at Badger Realty, said, “Our goal has always been to continue to grow the event each year and make it a true community-wide celebration, and we are very happy to see Grinchmas getting bigger and better with Little Angels Assistance Dogs at the helm.
“At Little Angels, we are very grateful to the main sponsors of Grinchmas, Badger Realty, Northway Bank, The Coleman Companies and Cranmore Mountain Resort, for naming our nonprofit beneficiary organization of this event,” said Josh Drew, executive director of Little Anges. “We also appreciate all of the many other volunteers and companies who donate their time and resources. “
To ensure the safety of children and family members, activities will take place in heated tents outside the Arlberg Learning Center, and handcrafted Grinchmas masks will be provided for children to wear. Other activities will be grouped into take-home activities for families to do at home.
Sponsors include Moose Painting, The Valley Originals, The Root Cellar, 27 North, The Penguin Gallery, Leavitt Contracting, Salt and Light Photography, Infinger Insurance, HarriganPhoto.com, Hastings Malia Lawyers, Happy Valley Popcorn, Milford Flooring, Minuteman Press and Jewelry by Timothy W. Psaledakis & Friends. Additional sponsorships are available. Organizers note that donations give twic, covering event expenses to keep the day free for families while supporting the work of Little Angels Service Dogs. To become a sponsor, send an email to [email protected]
Those wishing to make an in-kind donation to the Little Angels Wish List can drop them off at the event or at the Little Angels Headquarters at 1088 US Route 302 in Bartlett. Popular items at Little Angels include paper towels, non-toxic cleaning supplies, towels, dog shampoo, dog toys, dog collars, and agility sets. A full list of items can be found on Amazon at a.co/dmjzli6.