A Family-Friendly Event
POLAR EXPRESS LITERACY EVENT
Saturday, November 17th 2018
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Holiday Inn East Wichita I35
549 S. Rock Rd.
The Polar Express Literacy Event is a magical setting around The Polar Express Story. A winter carnival awaits your delight after being treated to a delectable dinner filled with your favorite breakfast items paired with a hot chocolate bar.
McCurdy Auction provides an entertaining time with an exclusive auction created just for this event: children become the auctioneers and dollars are raised for our Head Start Scholarships!
This fun-filled evening reminds us of the importance of reading to young children, collects books for the children enrolled in our programs, and helps us develop friends and funds to widen the opportunities for those we serve.
Be sure to bring a book to put under our Christmas tree for Head Start children!
Kick off the holiday season with a magical evening for the entire family! Enjoy dinner in an elegant setting along with your children. Cheer them on in the pajama parade and capture that special moment with a photo with Santa.
Hey bidder bidder bidder! Get ready to work out your arms bidding for some fantastic gift baskets. A few lucky children will even have the opportunity to take over the stage with our professional auctioneer to sell some of the family-friendly auction baskets!
Enjoy a full breakfast buffet (yes, breakfast for dinner!) to fill up for the night’s fun activities. Top off your meal with a visit to the hot-chocolate bar for kids, or the cash adult-bar. This year you can purchase an adult drink wristband for all-inclusive access to the cash bar.
The joy of a carnival without the stale popcorn or sunburns! Children are invited to play the carnival-style skill games to win some fun prizes. Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned carnival game?
We are currently working on putting together this year’s auction packages. In the meantime, take a look at a few from last year’s event!
Here is a sample of the night’s activities. The final schedule will be published once confirmed.
by Carly Willis, Event Emcee, Fox News Anchor5:15 PM
by Anne Harris, Youth Outreach Librarian, Wichita Public Library5:25 PM
by McCurdy Auction5:45 PM
by Scholarship Winner - Ngoc Vuong6:20 PM
by Santa6:30 PM
Affordable for the entire family.
Children Ages 6-12 Years
Children Ages 2-5 Years
Children under age 2 are FREE
Yes! We do our best to make sure that everyone has a fun time!
Festive/Casual-chic for the adults, pajamas for the children (for the pajama parade of course!)
We request that attendees arrive and stay for the duration of the event.
Polar Express event helps fund Child Start scholarships. These college scholarships are for high school graduates that attended Head Start earlier in life.