Sunday, December 26, 2010

The 2010 Lights are OFF!

It's a bittersweet day here at Copeland Christmas...yesterday was the last day of the 2010 show! We are happy to get things back to normal around here, but we are still sad to see the daily tours end. Today we have gale force winds, so the garage would not have been opened up anyway.

It was a great season. I'm happy to say that we collected over $400 cash and donated it to the Martin County chapter of Toys For Tots. We also collected 5 overflowing shopping carts filled with toys. We met lots of great people...

Heather and Clement, the adorable baby
General Patton the Yorkie
Reef the Golden-doodle
Harley, the Yorkie

...and we said Hi to so many regulars like

Gunner and his family from Palm City
Ethel who brought our dog a Bah Humbug shirt
Beth who brought two Annalees for our collection
Dave who knows everything about German nutcrackers
Bell, the Ham and Cheese Pointer
Doug/Donna and Mitch Lee, fellow LOR enthusiasts
The Thiel Family (and baby #3) from PSL

Thank you to everyone who came out and brought a donation for Toys For Tots. Some of you brought huge trash bags filled with toys...Stevensons and Rubinos!!! We appreciate it and I know the kids do. maybe we can get John to do a guest post on his mini tour at the donation facility (at the fairgrounds).

Speaking of John, here is a photo of John a few weeks ago making his signature champagne punch.I think he only went through 4 cases this season (seriously).

Weather tonight (Dec 26)...

- Freeze Warning in effect
- Freeze Watch in effect
- Wind Chill Watch in effect
- Fire Weather Watch in effect

After a mild morning, the temperatures are dropping quickly behind a cold front pushing through South Florida today. Expect temperatures below 50 degrees by tonight, and temperatures falling below freezing by Monday morning. Expect the overnight hours to feel like the 20s for everyone.
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