“Christmas Fairies” thank Tomahawk community after successful Hometown Christmas
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
TOMAHAWK – When the “Christmas Fairies” set out to light up Tomahawk, we gave it our all and hoped for the best –and the best is what we got.
Our goal was to bring back the community Christmas tree and put a tree and decorations in all the store windows downtown. We wanted some carolers and some mannequins and a few surprises. We planned to do this with minimal cost and effort on the part of the businesses.
We accomplished this and a whole lot more, thanks to a lot of support from family, friends and the community and general.
The evening of Dec. 13, 2019 was a “Hallmark card.” Even the weather cooperated.
Now, the Christmas Fairies wish to thank those who made our event possible:
Justin Swan for designing the tree stand and Steve Daigle at Daigle Brothers, Inc., for fabricating it; Ernie at the Falls Inn for letting us cut a tree on his lawn; John, Brandon, Justin, Larry and Kelly for wrestling the tree onto a truck and trailer and getting it to City Hall; John Cole and his City crew for putting the stand in place, setting the tree and hanging the lights on it; the Relay for Life “We Can Be Heroes” team for selling lights for the tree; the girls at City Hall for collecting money for the lights; all who donated trees and decorations for the downtown windows; Westberg Tree Farm for live trees; businesses who donated gifts for Secret Santas; all the carolers, mannequins, Grinches, Cindy Lou Whos, the Mayor of Whoville, and Santa; the Methodist Church for the live nativity; Patty and Ron at Pik’s for letting us use their back room for the hot chocolate and marshmallow pit; Kyle Powers for being our on-site fireman and helping the kids; Aimee at Main Street for all her help; Heather at WJJQ for helping with our radio ads; and Jed Buelow and Jalen Maki at the Tomahawk Leader for all their wonderful coverage before, during and after our event.
So you can see, it took a village to make that day happen, to make it magical. Thank you all. If we missed anyone, we apologize.
The winners of the voting boxes were: First place, Brogan’s Beauty and Barber; second place, Honeycomb L.O.F.T.; third place, What’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop.
Thank you to all the window displays. All of you are winners!
And, just in case you think this was a one-time event – that’s not so! We will be doing this again on Dec. 11, 2020, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A parade featuring ATVs and UTVs will start at 4:30, with mannequins in downtown store windows from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Santa available to all the kids, along with a few surprises to be announced.
The theme will be “Christmas Songs.” Save the date, and start making plans!