A dazzling full moon shone brightly across the peaceful little park. The small town Christmas Parade had just ended, its glistening lights now just a beautiful glow against the night skyline. The little park had just witnessed the beginning of the ninth annual community celebration in Valley Home. Folks were now making their way into the darkened little park, where in just a few minutes joyful voices would fill the night air with the beautiful sounds of traditional Christmas carols. As if it were magic, suddenly the little tree came to life; its branches sparkled and dazzled the crowd gathered before it! I think there must have been some mistletoe magic in that moonlit little park, because I am pretty sure Santa enjoyed a very quick Christmas kiss with his sweetheart amid a delightful Valley Home Christmas celebration. Perhaps in years to come Santa will pass on the store of this special evening with those he loves.
After the tree lighting the crowd made its way across the street to the brightly decorated school gym. Along the way the Grinch and Mrs. Claus handed out cheerful holiday candy canes to all. The crowd gathered inside the gym to share a lovely potluck dinner. Smoked turkeys, Christmas hams, sweet tasting desserts and hot Christmas drinks topped off the night!
A very special thank you to our firefighters and Mr. Tony Taro for joining in our parade!
Please remember to come out this Saturday and support our Valley Home St. John’s Lutheran Church at their Craft Faire and Soup Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair promises to have something for everyone and there will be soup takeout available (as long as supplies last). All proceeds go to benefit the well fund. Get your family together and come out and enjoy a delicious bowl of warm soup and do some Christmas shopping while supporting a very worthy cause!
Our Valley Home students are looking forward to next week and the ever popular Christmas Store. Students are able to shop for family members and have everything wrapped and ready to go under the tree during the week of Dec. 15 to Dec. 18. Special thanks to Mrs. Shelly Carpenter and her crew of Christmas elves for making the Christmas store possible!
Valley Home would like to wish Ryan Arnebeck and brother Dillon happy birthday this month. Ryan celebrates his big day on Dec. 14 and Dillon soon after on Dec. 22. Ryan and Dillon are sixth generation Valley Home residents. Happy birthday from all your Valley Home friends and family!
As always you may reach me at 209-985-9233 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time “Happy Trails to All!”