Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Winterhaven Festival a Success!!

Thank you to all of Tucson who participated in the 2010 Winterhaven Festival of Lights this year.  This was a very special year for Winterhaven as it is the first year it was privately funded.  We have to say that the decorations in the community were AWESOME!  The high lights in the trees were FABULOUS!  All of you private homeowners in Winterhaven did a tremendous job putting on a show for the record books.  Thank you from all of us who enjoy this event. 

Thank you to all of our patrons who rode the wagons this year.  You guys generated so much food for the food bank!  You also made our season a special year. We appreciate all of you and hope that we make your holiday as special of an event as you make ous.  We try to provide a fun ride and hope you guys experienced some of the magic of this event!

We had one proposal this year on the wagons and we will hope they ride for their anniversary for many years to come!  

Thank you to all of those who walk through Winterhaven.  It truly is a sight to behold and that is an excellent way to experience all the magic of the event!

Thank you for all of you who drove through Winterhaven and brough those dontations for the food bank.  

Together, we can do anything!  That is the beauty of this amazing country we live in!

Julie Wycoff

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Holiday Season is Upon US!!

Well,  every day that brings us closer to the start of this event fills us with anticipation.  We are busy driving mules to prepare them for pulling at Winterhaven.  We are trying to answer all the questions that you call us with.  We are making reservations and looking forward to Saturday.  One thing that we have realized throughout this period is that this holiday event is not just about riding through Winterhaven and seeing the beautiful lights.  We realize that it is ultimately about making memories for you to share with those you love.  Those memories are precious and we don't always realize what that means until those memories are all we have.  Our family has a tradition and that is putting on the wagon rides through winterhaven.  When my son, Jake, came home from school with an assignment which was to describe a tradition that we practice through this season he wrote that we do Winterhaven.  At first this troubled me that we don't have any other tradition that he has to relate to this most Special Holiday.  After some thought, however, I arrived at a realization to what we really do.  We have the tradition of making memories for all of you who come and share this season with us.  I have spoken with so many patrons who have ridden with us through winterhaven with loved ones that they have lost.  They thank us for being there.  That is what this holiday event is about.  Bringing that special closeness to families so that they can look back on this event and remember....   We will try to bring you great memories!