Happy New Year Everyone – sponsored tonight by the numbers 500, 500, 500 and 1

Happy New Year everyone! Tonight will be the last night of the display and tomorrow starts the cold and sad part of taking everything down (takes about 4-5 full days to get everything down and packed away).

I started the season by referencing some key numbers about this year’s display. I figure I’ll end it on a similar note.

500: about the number of toys collected this year for Toys for Tots. Thank you to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Friendship Station, the bus tour from Bartlett that stopped  and donated so much and to Maxx and Theresa for hosting their own party and getting so many great toys.

500 (again): I never stopped to realize, but we gave out about the same number of “I Believe Bells” as toys were donated – pretty cool!

500 (once again): ok, now this is getting spooky 🙂 This is the number of times “Linus and Lucy” played this season (and multiply that over 14 years and well, it’s a lot of Linus and Lucy, thank you Vince Guaraldi).

1: I know that at least one person believes Santa lives in our house but I am sure the number is larger than that. 🙂 Thank you to all the little (and old) ones that still believe!

Hopefully, we will be back next year. Until then, Happy New Year!