Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mary Ann Dutcher's Kindergarten Thanksgiving Dress-Up at St. Anastasia Catholic

Mrs. Dutcher with Gabrielle Rini, age 5, and her other students.

Enjoying their meal to the fullest is Dominic Contino, Kaitlyn May, and Addie Clark, all age 5.

Mary Ann Dutcher's Kindergarten class dresses up like Pilgrims and Native Americans while they eat their thanksgiving meal at St. Anastasia Catholic School in Waukegan.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Kally Kennedy, age 5 of Great Lakes enjoys the small moments between bites, while eating with her classmates.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)  

Natalie Rosas, age 5 of Waukegan enjoying her apple sauce, taking a break from eating her main course.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Turkey Trot at Belvidere Park: Children Races for Thanksgiving Turkeys

People of all ages compete in relays, running for turkeys as prizes.  Miguelangel Alcanter, yellow shirt, age 1 competing in the 12 - 23 month old age group, gets ready with support from his family, wins by inches.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Christian Eubanks easily takes gold competing in the age 5 group.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Noemi Padilla, age 7, wins in a very close race, great competitiveness and sportsmanship.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

James Wilson, age 7 just makes it, giving everything he has, for the last final blast of energy.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

The closest race of the day, if there was a replay it would of been reviewed, but Noah Jackson (Right), takes first by inches.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Jakob Martinez easily takes first in the 13 and 14 year olds group, running 3/8ths of a mile.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Kynee Noble collapses after running 3/8ths of a mile,  he took second place.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Miguelangel Alcanter, age 1, accepts his turkey for winning first place in his age group.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Aebleskiver Day at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Nicole Hessenthaler, 12 of Zion, dishing out herself some of the Danish delicacies that are a cross between a pancake and a doughnut, sprinkled with powdered sugar and eaten with jellies, syrup, or apple sauce.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Nathan Hessenthaler of Zion dishes out some homemade apple sauce for his daughter Delsie who is 3 1/2 and third generation to be attending.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Aebleskivers are Danish delicacies that a cross between a pancake and a doughnut.  Madeline Adler, 14 of Anticoh prepares the sausages that are served with the aebelskivers, the sausages create a great complimentary taste that go along greatly with the sweets.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Pastor Wayne Jahn preparing the aebleskivers to his liking.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Mike Hoff of Waukegan, dishes himself out a fair amount of aebleskivers, he comes here every year for as long as he can remember, Pastor Wayne Jahn in the background preparing more aebleskivers.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)

Mike Hoff of Waukegan dishes himself out some homemade apple sauce to compliment his aebleskivers, which are also eaten with an assortment of jellies and or syrups.  (Mark Ukena/Sun-Times Media)