Local families donned their Halloween best to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival at the Facets Family Boo! Bash, held Oct. 27 at Park West Chicago (322 W. Armitage). Kids spent the afternoon posing for photos with Blackhawks and White Sox mascots Tommy Hawk and Southpaw, watching movies, playing games and showing off their costumes during a contest judged by ABC’s “Betrayal” stars Chris Johnson and Elizabeth McLaughlin. Tasty treats like cotton candy and caramel bites kept the energy high for fundraising, which benefited Facets’ year-round educational programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Facets Family Boo! Bash, up to a total of $10,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.