Monday, September 27, 2010

Thank you to all of you Calling!

Just a note to thank all of you who are calling to inquire about the status of the 2010 Festival of Lights! 

We are keeping our fingers crossed...  but as of now the Festival for the 2010 Winterhaven is definately a go!  If you have any questions, let us know!! 

We will continue to keep you up to date on any news we get, as we get it!

We want to shout out to the Newspaper writer who states that this festival is a waste of money and time... stating that the funding that the City of Tucson has give to this Festival wasn't worth the small amount of donations and food for the Tucson Food Bank that was collected.  I'm sure that the people who have recieved some of the over 336,000 pounds of food and over $357,000 dollars in cash donations would say differently!  Not only does it provide a source of food and cash donations, it brings people back to what this Holiday should be about... that is taking time to experience the wonder of the Holiday, to partake in the giving of this season and seeing the joy in the little kids faces as they experience a Beautiful Tucson Tradition!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The 2010 Festival is Looking like a GO!

It is looking like the 2002 Winterhaven Festival of Lights is currently a GO!  We have heard positive remarks from the Winterhaven Committee and we are currently reserving seats for the wagon rides through the Festival. 

It is amazing what a difficult situation can do to pull people together.  The community of Winterhaven is a strong, positive community and create a magical place for the holidays for thouands of people.  As vendors for the wagon rides, we see entire families return to Winterhaven year after year.  We see little kids sheer excitement to be getting on the wagons for the rides.  We see the streets full of pedestrians viewing the magic of this event.  We are blessed to be a part of it!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wow... What a meeting!

Wow!  What a meeting was held last night for the Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson Arizona.  The meeting, called by the Winterhaven Board, was an emergency meeting to see if the Festival of Lights should proceed this year.  Due to the terrible state of our economy, the City of Tucson will not fund the event!  The neighborhood of Winterhaven, along with many concerned citizens, have shown that they are going to take it upon themselves... and ourselves...  to help save the festival.  As of now, it is still scheduled to take place on December 11th through December 26th.  There are going to be wagons at 6,7,8,and 9 from Country Club and Ft. Lowell.  The debate is whether they should charge cars going through winterhaven to help pay for the event.   Car nights will be the 14th, 16th and 26th of December!  As of now, the wagon rides will be available and if you want to schedule, just give me a call at 520-825-0208. 

Remember, this is a very important event in for Tucson.  This event is the second largest contributor to the Tucson Food Bank surplus yearly!  In a time when it is needed the most, it is absolutely necessary that this goes on!  Remember, it is about the beautiful, nostalgic holiday that this event provides.  It's a back to basics, magical festival and no one should miss it!