[The Bradley family of Batavia – father Geoff, mother Jenny and 7-year-old Owen – enjoy the celebration on Depot Pond.]
Time and again, participants mentioned both the Post cover and childhood memories as the reason for turning out.
“I skated here as a kid,” said Peggy Flamand of Batavia, as she and her daughter, Brianne, 9, took a break in front of the Peg Bond Center to roast marshmallows over a fire pit to make s’mores.
The crowd for the four-hour event was estimated to be around 600 by Batavia MainStreet.
“Batavians will turn out for something unique,” said Bob Hansen of Batavia, owner of Funway.