Monday, November 22, 2010
Today was another day full of work to get our park ready for Christmas. Two of us started off at 9 am to go do some more shopping for things we needed for the decorating. We hit several stores and of course, did our most business at Wal-Mart and The Dollar Tree. All of our bows from the previous year were pretty pathetic so we are replacing them all and it takes a LOT of bows to decorate all the fences, trees, reindeer, etc. We also needed more garland as we are unable to light up the pole lamps this year so decorating more of the fencing.
I think our biggest purchase was a Santa with a surf board which we thought was quite appropriate for Florida. I will be posting pictures when we get this all done. Another crew worked on putting lights on the front entrance and wrapping the garland on the light poles.
I think we have not gotten the volunteers we have had in prior years and it is taking a lot longer to do this with less help. It is amazing how many people stop by to tell us how nice things are looking but never offer to help.
Karen and I worked about 3 hours this afternoon putting the stuff we bought in the morning out. I am anxious for Thursday evening to arrive so we can light it all up!
My advice to folks out there reading this, don't be afraid to volunteer. It seems a few do all the work and the rest just stand on the sidelines and watch. It is fun and you will make more friends just by getting out and being helpful.
Nite all, tomorrow is another busy day and hopefully we will finish this project up!!!!