Northbrook resident James Schotke is all smiles while posing in front of a neighbor’s house that is decorated in celebration of his fifth birthday party. James' party was canceled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — so three dozen Northbrook residents helped him celebrate by decorating their windows.
James and his 2-year-old brother Matthew, pose for a photo in front of a decorated Northbrook home.
Approximately three dozen Northbrook homes joined in celebrating James' birthday. Many of the residents who participated did not personally know the Schotke family.
Many houses featured designs with the No. 5, a way for James to know the homeowners were celebrating his fifth birthday.
Martin Carlino, Editor
9:39 am CDT March 27, 2020
James Schotke’s fifth birthday party was going to be unlike anything he had ever experienced before.