The town of Windsor is brimming with events for all ages, individuals and families so keep your eyes peeled for what exciting events are coming up!
The Lakeview Cemetery Tour is hosted every year in October to honor those who were laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery. This year, the Windsor History Museum received its largest crowd and almost immediately booked its scheduled tours and began booking private tours to accommodate a high volume of interest. Over 40 people participated in the tours and learned about the four families that changed the history of Windsor.
For only $5, interested parties Embark on a fun evening tour of Windsor’s historic Lakeview Cemetery with a costumed tour guide from the Town of Windsor Museums! guided by lantern light, discover the exciting, unusual, and often scandalous stories from the early Windsor pioneers who are buried in the cemetery. Windsor’s original residents will come to life during this 45-minute tour.
The Halloween Carnival was held on Saturday, Oct 30 at Boardwalk Park. This event is a yearly tradition organized by Laura Browarny, culture supervisor for the town of Windsor, her staff, and Lexie Spykstra. This year, thanks to Windsor’s amazing sponsors, this was one of the largest Halloween Carnival events, yet. Around 5,000 people attended the event at the Windsor History Museum and nearly 1,000 people visited the Art and Heritage Center to participate in crafts! There were 25 candy stations, which was nearly double the stations from previous years, and each candy station handed out over 3,000 free pieces of candy (that’s over 75,000 pieces of candy!)
Sponsors supported the Halloween Carnival with $2,750, free hot chocolate for visitors, extra hands to help at the event, a free haunted caboose experience, the Bookmobile, antique fire trucks and much more. Sponsorship dollars provided 2 complimentary giant inflatables, an axe-throwing booth, face painting, balloon art, the RecMobile, a stilt-walker, a spooky storyteller, and all craft supplies at the Windsor Art Heritage Center. All complimentary to our trick-or-treaters!
Windsor Wonderland is an annual tradition to celebrate and share gratitude by giving to local families in need while celebrating the spirit of the holiday. The event, entirely made possible by sponsors, was hosted on December 4th, at the Boardwalk Park.
“Because of our local sponsors, our community gets to visit Santa, take a picture with him, enjoy hot chocolate, play family-friendly games, experience carriage rides, watch live holiday performances, have s’mores and much more, all, for free,” said Lexie Spykstra, events coordinator for the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. “This event allows our community to come together, all compliments of our sponsors, and enjoy an annual holiday tradition while also giving them the opportunity to pay-it-forward to families in need through our partnerships with the Windsor Food Pantry and Weld Elves.”
The Windsor Community Recreation Center partnered with the Windsor Food Pantry and to accept donations of packaged, non-perishable food items to help families in need. In addition, on the day of the event, a toy drive is also set up on behalf of the Weld Elves. Attendees are encouraged to donate a gift — new, unwrapped, and or in its original package —for children ages 2 to 17 years of age.
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