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NCCIL hosts "A Snowy Day" for local families

Hundreds of children, parents, and grandparents gathered at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature for A Snowy Day at the NCCIL on Saturday morning.

Ezra Jack Keat’s award-winning 1962 picture book, “The Snowy Day” inspired the free event, and the first one hundred children received a free copy of the classic.

The event included a screening of the “The Snowy Day” movie, “snow ball” doughnut holes, and a fine arts corner, where children made their own snow-globe ornaments.

Eight-year-old Parker Brown says her favorite part was, “Seeing Santa about getting roller blades. I really want to ask him for that.”

Mister and Misses Clause were available for children to take photos with and sign their favorite Christmas picture books.

The event was one of many City Sidewalk events over the weekend. City Sidewalks will continue throughout the Christmas season featuring movies, concerts, comedy, and KACU’s radio stage play of "A Christmas Carol."