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"Winter Wonderland " in the park. Retire  LbNA # 27871 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateDec 28 2006
LocationChampaign, IL
Planted ByNana2Knzee    
Found By Team Kitty Katt
Last Found Jan 6 2007
Hike Distance?

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
These boxes have been retired.

In the meadow we can build a snowman....

This song was first published in 1934.
Composer Felix Bernard (1897-1944) and Lyricist Richard B Smith (1901-1935). Probably the most popular recordings are by The Andrew Sisters and Perry Como.

Turning fantasy into reality, the magical vision of snow at Christmas and the tradition of building snowmen contributes to the lyrics of a real Winter Wonderland.

As you can only imagine, I was hoping for some snow when I planted these boxes, so you'll have to let your imagination take over and follow the fantasy with me!

Clue: Nana2Knzee found a beautiful park to build our snowman, but Old Man Winter came and blew him all over this park.

Now we need for you to go and build him again. Remember when building a snowman you start from the bottom and put accessories on last.

The log book will be in box#4, so you will build w/the first 3 boxes, then log in and finish your snowman @ box#4.
You will need your own stamp pad (any color or multipal colors) and a pen. These stamps will build a snowman approx. 2"x 8"

Let your mind take you back to the days, as a child, building a snowman and the joy it gave you!

Location: This was the first park in Champaign County in 1859. Also known as the "Commons" and was first named White Park in honor of the man who made this land available. Later being renamed in 1905.

BOX#1 In the northeast corner you can pay respect to the flag and while facing the flag, your 1st box will be approx. 3'- 3 1/2'off the ground, in the bush to your left.

Walking away from the flag, go down the path towards the play area. You will come to the main intersection. There is a large bronze statue w/a fountain that surrounds it (real pretty during the summer months). Take the path to the southeast, you'll come to another intersection, where there are 5 trees w/multipal trunks. I looked to the east and seen a bench w/a large rock next to it and 3 little bushes on the back side of this bench.

BOX#2 you suppose box#2 could be in the center bush? Please be sure to rehide this well, it is not as discete as the other boxes. Sorry, got a little side tracked.

Make your way back to the path you were on and at the intersection, I took the path to the left. I practically ran into several large pine bushes.

BOX#3 You might want to look for the "recycle" stake and directly behind it, 3'- 3 1/2' off the ground, I planted box#3.

Now you have built your snowman, box#4 has all the accessories to finish him.

Make your way back to the path that takes you to the center of all path ways.

There is some real history in this peaceful place, make your way on the north path, come to the 4 way intersection and to the left I noticed more bronze statues, so I went to the center of the circle, there are alot of pine bushes that surround these statues. I noticed a table by the furthest bush out of the circle, realizing the table could be moved, the tree and bush would less be likely to...

BOX#4 I planted box#4 3 1/2'- 4' off the ground in the pine bush, closest to the tree side.THIS BOX HAS GONE MISSING :(
I will replace as soon as I can.

What a great place to log in and finish your snowman.

I hope you enjoyed building your snowman and if you've never enjoyed this park, they have alot of family things in the summer and the history of this park is great.

Happy Hunting and building!!!

These boxes have gone missing or been damaged, This will be retired.