We have the first tree up in our forest thanks to Serendipity Bible House on Madison Street. They made their ornaments out of foam sheets cut into holiday shapes and then sprinkled with glitter. They are so pretty when the sun shines on them.
We still have room for more trees if you’d like to contribute one! Sign up to come by any time this month to set up a tree here.
So far, we have these groups signed up:
Angels with Heart
Found It Peer Support and Social Group
Girl Scout Troops 20435/30134
Grandeur Designs, Inc.
In memory of Eddie Rose
In Memory of Pamela Parkhurst
Local Artist James Rose
Rita’s Mind Designs
Serendipity Bible House
Social Opportunities for Disabled Adults
Solano Cosplay Gathering
Solano County Library
Solano Harry Potter Club
Tennies & T’s and RHS Animation
The Hellfire Club
TOPS #0441 FAIRFIELD
Vaca Valley Figure Skating Club (JB)
Happy Halloween! I wanted to let you know that we’ve set the date for next year’s Wizarding Celebration. It will be Saturday, July 29th and we will have a few changes to ensure that everyone gets enough time to do everything and does not have to wait in a long line. We plan to offer free tickets through eventbrite and you will be able to pick your starting point from the 20 or so businesses that participate. That way no more than 15 people will start at each place and everyone will be spread out evenly. We hope to add another hour too so you won’t feel rushed. The theme will be Chamber of Secrets.
I wanted to quickly let you know about a few other things we have in the works. All of December we will be displaying trees in our back lot from local businesses, schools, sports teams, service organizations, churches, and clubs. The idea is to be as creative as you can using recyclables or other items you have on hand for the ornaments (and to not spend much money). The grand opening will be on December 2nd before and during the City of Fairfield’s tree lighting ceremony. We will also have a table for kids to write their letters to Santa. If you are part of any group interested in decorating a tree, please sign up to set it up some time in November at https://form.jotform.com/snjrose/ff . Visitors will vote for their favorites and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be announced after Christmas. We hope that you will visit our Festive forest even if you don’t decorate a tree! We will be collecting canned food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties and new unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. The collection barrels will be outside in the forest during our regular hours.
Those who write a letter to Santa on December 2nd or drop off their letters at Legendary Letters before December 15th, may receive a free reply back from Santa. Every year we choose at least 100 letters (that have complete return addresses) to reply to. We have received a few donations this year that will allow us to write even more. We are hoping to do up to 200 free replies. Note that the free letters are not personalized. If you prefer a completely custom letter from Santa for the children in your family, they are available in our online shop for $11 each and you would be helping us to continue spreading magic wherever we can. All the letters to Santa that we collect will go to the Macy’s Believe program which donates $1 for every letter to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Lastly, we are now offering Wizarding Parties in our outdoor venue. They are somewhat similar to the Wizarding Celebration, but for just you and 7 guests (and up to 6 chaperones for children’s parties.) Right now we have a party theme for First Year new students, but will be adding more as soon as we can. If you think you might be interested, please click on the “Parties” link on our site for more info.
That’s all the news here! Happy Halloween!
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