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Winterfest planned at Veterans Park on Dec. 8

November 28, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

My Cheap Party Rentals, at 3012 35th St., are planning the first ever Lehigh Winterfest, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3-8 p.m. at Veterans Park.

The Winterfest is free, and planners said it will bring together the Lehigh Acres community to celebrate Christmas with a variety of fun activities for families with children

There will be live entertainment, music, food, bounce houses, carriage rides, snow flurries and more, said Dathan Pyle, vice president and creator of Winterfest.

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Ribbon cutting to celebrate the Lehigh Winterfest on Dec. 8. From left to right, Mike Niven; Inke Baker, interim director of the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Alaa El-Gendy; My Cheap Party Rentals partners and sponsors, Dathan Pyle, Chris Mojica and Bob Encarnacion; Lehigh Honorary Mayor Ahmed El-Gendy; Cheryl McConahy; and Al DeLeon.

Other partners at the party rental business are Chris Mojica, president, and partner Bob Encarnacion.

Christmas performances are scheduled throughout the event, with Santa making a surprise visit as the event culminates in a lighting ceremony followed by a Christmas sing-a-long.

During the event, families will enjoy appearances from popular children characters, explore the activities at the children's area, with slides and arts and crafts, while they enjoy delicious food in Rudolph's food stable and more.

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To go




Dec. 8 from 3-8 p.m.


Veterans Park



Vendors interested in taking part in the Winterfest or helping to sponsor it can call Chris Mojica at (239) 634-5369.

They can also e-mail Encarnacion at

The planners got so excited about the plans that they invited the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce to help them celebrate the event by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the corner of Lee Boulevard and Homestead Road last week.



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