Yearly Archives: 2014

Thanks for the toys!

A big thank you to all who donated toys this year. Once again, several hundred toys were received that will end up in the hands of a smiling, appreciative child on Christmas morning.

There is still a small supply of “I Believe Bells” available for tonight and tomorrow night. Be sure you have yours before Santa takes off tomorrow night.

Lastly, be sure to see if we finally get some snow on Christmas Eve. We might get a few inches starting Wednesday morning. Check the webcams throughout the day tomorrow. (

Lights are on!

Hello everyone! Lights will be on 5pm – 10pm through New Years Eve. The display is about 90% complete. The webcam probably won’t be active for a few days so check back. 

The display is reduced a little from previous years, but, we still have “I Believe Bells” available, Virtual Santa is in the window and we are collecting once again for Toys for Tots.

I post this every year I think, but one of my favorite songs is “Promises to Keep” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Check it out if you have never heard it.

Promises to Keep (by Paul O’Neil and Robert Kinkel)

Christmas time
On a cold December morning
All is calm
And the world is still asleep
Christmas lights
That have been caught without warning
Gently glitter on
Stars to wish upon
All the world is at peace

Christmas time and the year will soon be leaving
Cloaked in time till it’s just a memory
Christmas stays if we don’t forget its meaning
Days go quickly by
Years they multiply
And we go searching for thee

And the dream is still alive
From that first December morning
And it always will survive
As long as we can see
That the dreams we find in life
Are the dreams we tend to seek
And Christmas has its promises to keep

Christmas time
And the moments just beginning
From last night
When we’d wished upon a star

If our kindness
This day is just pretending
If we pretend long enough
Never giving up
It just might be who we are ……

So it begins

I’m way behind schedule, but setup begins in earnest this weekend.  Hopefully, everything will be ready by Saturday, November 29th.

Most important, we are once again an official drop off location for Toys for Tots.  Please consider donating a toy for someone that may not receive something otherwise.  My favorite activity during the season is making toy deliveries to the local warehouse – so feel free to keep me busy. 🙂