The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual Wonderfest community and family event this December at Westlake High School. The popular Christmas-themed event collected enough donated coats and blankets for Mobile Loaves & Fishes to fill a Pinkberry yogurt van.
“The turnout keeps getting bigger and bigger,” said Regent Property Group real estate agent Page Oliver about the successful community event. “Wonderfest is a fun way to showcase local businesses and is lots of fun for the kids, with a visit from Santa, Christmas wish letter writing, and face painting. Every year it gets bigger,” she said.
Oliver said she remembers her husband, Edward Jones Financial Advisor and active Westlake Chamber member Tim Coffey “spending months of weekends building the original little Santa village.” The event was so successful this year, she said, that “no one wanted to leave” when it was over.
All of the activities and even the holiday treats and goodies were free for attendees. Texas Honey Ham Company provided soups and goodies, Amy’s Ice Creams roasted Big Kid S’mores, Trader Joe’s served its popular Joe- Joe’s cookies, and Nothing Bundt Cakes offered samples, among other organizations and businesses. Kids and adults enjoyed live music, including children’s choirs; face painting; a trampoline; a petting zoo; riding on a miniature train; games; and learning about Westlake Fire Department’s fire engines.
Some of the partners included Granduca Hotels, Northstar Bank, and Benchmark Bank. Visit http://www.westlakechamber.com/ for information on how to get involved in next year’s Wonderfest.
Photo: Regent Property Group Broker Brian Talley and Regent Agent Page Oliver.