Beginning on Saturday the 23rd and running every day through Saturday the 30th, the Volo Museum hosted a series of daily activities geared towards families. Not only was this done to provide a place for kids to have fun during spring break, it served to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Every day of the week featured something different and the roster included RC Car Racing Day, Magicians, Balloon Twisting, a game show day and NUMEROUS Super Heroes and Princesses. Volo teamed up with Costumers For A Cause and The Fairytale Birthday Company to make sure the grounds were brimming with Princesses and Super Heroes greeting kids.

The atmosphere was festive and parking lots packed.

“We used to do this on a single day,” said Museum Director Brian Grams. “While coordinating with Costumers With A Cause, I had the idea to make it every day throughout spring break.” The week long Staycation provided families an affordable way to have fun right here in our community.

The busiest days are those which featured princesses and super heroes. Costumers With A Cause is a volunteer organization which brings together people with a flair for getting into costume and making those super heroes spring to life. It is the midwest chapter who worked with Volo. Jen Greely is head of the group and said, “We most enjoy interacting with children and families and that kids recognize they can be a super hero too.” The local chapter has worked with Volo for about ten years. 100% of the proceeds goes to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Volo has an amazing Carousel Room and Music Hall that was stocked with princesses from Fairytale Birthdays. Their amazing elegant costumes fit the setting beautifully and their performances brought many smiles from the children.