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Halloween is over, sadly. I love Halloween, it is my favorite time of year. It always makes me sad to see it end and the light show turns off for the final time.

The light show was well attended this year, especially on Halloween night. We stocked up on candy, not knowing how busy we would be with trick or treaters during this pandemic, but I think we went through about half of it. I guess we will have to eat the rest ourselves.

I had some people share with me that the light show was their favorite part of Halloween! It makes me soo happy to know kids were happy. I feel like kids have lost soo much during this pandemic that it was nice for them to forget about it for a little while.

This year we decided to raise funds for the Bertha Community Food Shelf in hopes it would help the community during these difficult times. It’s hard right now for one person to donate much, but collectively you guys blew me away. I was not expecting to raise as much as we did. The total as of November 2 was $332.09! I was floored when I saw a $50 in the box, and the following week someone stuck in a $100! I was speechless I had to show my mom just to make sure I was actually looking at a $100 bill! I was not expecting this to go so well! I believe there is another donation coming by mail, so we will have to wait and see what the grand total comes out to be. I am beyond thankful to all of you who contributed and took the time to come out and enjoy the show. I can’t wait to hand this over to the food shelf.

Now that Halloween is over, it is time to transition the yard to Christmas. Thank God the weather is supposed to be great this week. It will make it much easier to decorate.

We will continue to fundraise for the food shelf this holiday season. If you know of other local organizations that could use some donations, let me know! I’d like to keep it as local as possible.

The plan is for the Christmas light show to begin on Thanksgiving night. We hope to see you!


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