Mattoon Middle School and Franklin Preschool collaborated this year to make the Winter Wonderland at MMS a huge success! With the efforts of professionals and students in both buildings, they were able to provide a fun community event in Mattoon for kids and adults of all ages. Train whistles and cookies were created by students and staff to provide children with some fun during the holiday event, in addition to a BINGO Christmas card and mini candy canes. Donations were also collected for The Haven. As people drove through the front circle drive of MMS, they were greeted with MMS choir singing holiday songs, seeing tons of inflatable and wooden holiday figures, viewing the awesome dance moves of many live action holiday characters and seeing some of our favorite student and staff volunteers. Many of the students also spotted the “Elf on the Building!” The 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland was amazing, just like the Mattoon Community!