I sincerely hope you enjoyed Christmas in the Village 2014, and now have wonderful memories for your family to share throughout the holiday season! There are so many people & businesses to thank. An event like this takes months of planning, dozens of volunteers, borrowed equipment, as well as a few amazing neighbors.
To the Christmas in the Village Planning Committee, I am indebted to you for all of your hard work and the time you put into this event. Amanda Eason, Amy Teller, Heather Stubbs, Heather Fradette, Sally O’Neal, Sharon Keener, Wendy Sielaff – you were instrumental in the execution of our celebration and it was an incredible success! Our additional thanks to the Social Committee volunteers and neighbors, who together helped prepare the parks, volunteered the day of the event, and also helped their fellow residents to navigate the pre-registration process. Tammy, Jack, Mike, Nancy, Trish, Donna, Betsy, Cor & Sharon V – we very much appreciate you! And lastly, we are so grateful to the families who let us borrow the equipment necessary to the event. The Truongs, The Walkers, The Easons, The Sielaffs & The O’Neals – thank you for your kindness and exhibiting the goodwill that is exactly what makes our neighborhood so unique and delightful!
I am thrilled to report that we were able to raise $1,200 to donate to the Canton Goodfellows ‘No Child Without a Christmas’ program. Our sponsors and the particitpating downtown businesses had a major role in making this possible. Without their contributions, we would not have had the ability to provide such an amazing event, or to pay forward such a generous amount.
The next time you’re out and about enjoying our community, there’s a good chance you’ll cross paths with a member of the Christmas Planning Committee, the Social Committee, or perhaps another neighbor who donated their time and/or resources to organizing a memorable event for you & your family! Our neighborhood is full of wonderful people and I am honored to call so many of them friends! Merry Christmas, CHV!
Blake R. Crady,
Christmas in the Village Event Chair