George and I worked on the star topper for the new spiral trees. We made good progress.
Then there is mounting the lights on the spiral tress. It is much harder than it looks. We will continue on and we have to get them done this week. Only two weekends to get everything set up! Holy Moley….
With the whole Mayor Campaign, the prop making for the Cascade Christmas Lights has been a little slow. This past weekend we started up the workshop, and got some stuff done!
My brother Steve and I worked on the 2 new Spiral trees, and got them fully built and painted. Got the lights ready, and this weekend we will get the lights mounted and then time to test!
I have been working on synchronizing music since July. We have some great new songs lined up for this year. It is getting exciting and beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
Yes indeed, it is July and actually I started working on planning the 2012 Christmas display back in January of this year.
The plans for this season include a few new props, that are going to look super out in the display.
Obviously the first one is the Singing Grinch, you can check out the video below.
The next big items are going to be two spiral trees with spinning stars on top. We should be starting on those projects in the next few weeks.
Of course, we still have to take down and put away the Patriotic Display first!
Thanks to Dawn for the great photo and video.
It has been a crazy and busy couple of weeks, but we got the show up and running on time, 9 pm tonight.
A big thanks to my friends George, Clark and my brother Steve for all their hard work and help. Of course a big thanks to Dawn for all her help too!
This is the first time with video, so there were some last minute issues since that is such a new addition to our display. It is looking good now.
A few weeks ago we built and tested the video screen and ran some sample videos.
It looks awesome, and we were worried about the light on the screen since it does not get fully dark by 9pm during the summer here, but it will work great.
The show is coming along, songs are almost all done, and of course, all of the last minute stuff is coming up. Working on checking all the lights and prep this weekend.
We had such a generous outpouring of support for the Lebanon Soup Kitchen this year.
Last year we collected $452 in donations and 111 pounds of food.
The tally for 2012 is $1,302 in cash donations and 506 lbs of food and paper goods.
Our goal was $1000 and 500 lbs of food. That rocks, thank you to all of you who donated and helped out. What a difference we can make in our home town!
We were way busier this year over last year. From the night we opened, Thanksgiving night, we had several cars out there at all times.
Towards the end, it was packed. Near Christmas there were 5-10 cars at any given time. Many people walked up since we had so many non-rainy nights.
It was a beautiful Christmas, the display was bright, and we gave out a lot of candy canes to the kiddies, big and small.
Of course, I have already started planning for this upcoming Christmas! It never ends..