Lucky young ladies meet American Girl of the year

January 1, 2010 8:39:26 PM PST
Friday was a big day for a lot of young girls in Chicago.Hundreds lined up outside American Girl Place to meet Lanie.

Lanie is American Girl's 2010 girl of the year character.

The company describes her as a "thoughtful, energetic girl," who enjoys exploring nature.

As part of the unveiling, the North Michigan Avenue store offered several activities for young shoppers, including crafts and themed brunches.