The Pajama Party, held at Oswego High School on Dec. 1, welcomed hundreds of students, parents, families and community members to kick off the Christmas season with a screening of the film based on Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book.
Lisa Roman, Co-President of the KPS Home and School, said the idea for the Pajama Party came to her while looking to plan some holiday fun with her younger children – who, ten years later, now help out the event themselves.
“We’re thrilled,” Roman said. “It’s become such a popular event and it’s always amazing to see everyone dressed up and have a great time.”
Pajama-clad children and parents streamed into OHS to eat pizza, make Christmas ornaments, have their faces painted or hear a reading of The Polar Express before the movie started. A book raffle for a copy of The Polar Express was supported by The Rivers End Bookstore.
Over ten years, Polar Express Pajama Party has raised more than $10,000, which the KPS Home and School Association uses to award two $500 scholarships annually to graduating seniors.