Creative Christmas Chalk Art Brings Community Together

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More than 3,000 people attended the 4th annual Christmas Chalk Walk, hosted by the Laguna Niguel California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Aliso Viejo. The event delighted revelers of all ages with beautiful art, delicious treats, festive music and a Nativity and inspired community camaraderie.

 

Over 200 artists participated in the 2017 Chalk Walk including many locals, but others came from as far away as Bakersfield, San Diego, 29 Palms and Long Beach, California, and St. George, Utah.

People were treated to cinnamon rolls and hundreds of gallons of hot chocolate along with a changing live Nativity over the two nights. Patrons strolled past the parking stalls to holiday tunes as well as live performances Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday night began with Mayor Choice Awards as Mayor Dave Harrington (Aliso Viejo), Mayor Melody Carruth (Laguna Hills) and Mayor Elaine Gennawey (Laguna Niguel) presented a special accolade for their personal favorite chalk art of the event. City council members attended as well.

Mayor Gennawey remarked, “My favorite part about Christmas is that it is all about the family, and family can come in many different forms.”

Event organizer Kristen Kamerman said, “The success of the Christmas Chalk Walk was due, in large part, to community support. It is the Christmas event everyone in the community has come to know and look forward to each year. “The Christmas Chalk Walk is a wonderful event that brings people together of all walks of life. We are in this world together, all beloved children of our Heavenly Father. Each of us have been given great gifts and talents, and as we come together at this special time of year, we can celebrate the spirit of Christmas and light the world.”

Kamerman said her “Dream Team” are volunteers who help out of the goodness of their heart and the love for the Savior and mankind. “All are generous with their time and talent.”

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