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Winter Boutique

This annual event has become a go-to destination for holiday shoppers. It features unique items made by local artisans, a fabulous raffle and holiday entertainment.

Thank you for a successful Winter Boutique!

  • We had a very successful Winter Boutique this year and raised $5,592.50! This is a wonderful annual event that comes together and is successful due to the help of many people. We'd like to sincerely thank them for their time, hard work, creativity and generosity.

    The Co-chairs:
    Cathy Murray, Marie Fricano, & Snezana Kessel.

    The Bake Sale:
    Nancy Favour & Marie Fricano.

    Our Set-up & Day-of Volunteers:
    Elena Lumbreras, Becky Marler, Amy Mick , Julie Boehmer, Lolita Hanson, Linda DiGati, Lindsey Waitzman, Kristina Smith, Liz Brown, Karen Broms, Ginger Acopiado, Norma Kahn, Debi Schuldt, Melissa Kaufman, Sue Behring, Amanda Jarzabek & Connie Mockaitis

  • A big thank you to Ed Gaus for running the exciting drum circle and to Michelle Gaus Ehning and Laura Josephson-Bernat.
  • A very special thank you to our two corporate sponsors. We appreciate you supporting this event and the Hawthorn District 73 PTO. Kumon Math & Reading Centers of Mundelein/Vernon Hills and Kid 2 Kid "The Best of Kids' Resale" of Vernon Hills.
  • One more special thank you to Abby St. Louis who was an artist at our craft fair. She donated $100 of her proceeds to the PTO. She did it for her three grandchildren who all attend school in our district, Justin, Shyanne & Ryan St. Louis. Thank you for your generosity!
Committee Information

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Cathy Murray at

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