On Saturday, the Frost Frolic Holiday Market celebrated its 27th year in Fairbury by expanding at a new location and attracting over 600 shoppers ready to find great bargains.
Diane Schutt, who has organized Frost Frolic since it began in 1990, stated that this year the holiday market saw a record number of vendors.
“I think the move actually helped us a bit,” said Schutt. “We had 75 vendors at Frost Frolic and hundreds of people coming through the doors. Overall, I think moving it from Fairbury High School to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds has brought with it several positive opportunities.”
Frost Frolic, which is now sponsored by the Bonham Theatre Project, helps to raise money to cover operating costs at the historic theater. Schutt explained that the group is currently fundraising to complete the second phase of the project, which aims to open a second screen on the top floor of the theater.
Schutt shared her appreciation for all of the support the community has shown throughout the past 27 years.
“Frost Frolic wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of people in Fairbury and the surrounding communities,” Schutt said. “We are grateful to see so many people coming to Frost Frolic and for helping support the Bonham Theatre.”