On One Foggy Sunday Eve...

The evening air was so thick with fog one might need a knife to cut through it, however the enthusiastic crowd with their harmonious chorus paired with the bright lights of the May family display shone brilliantly to illuminate the north end of Angle Lake. 

Video Courtesy of Mario Coluccio

A new community tradition was launched this year with the First Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling Ceremony sponsored by the Angle Lake Shore Club and hosted by Rodger and Lisa May. Neighbors from areas all areas around the lake gathered in the early evening on Sunday, November 29th to meet with new and familiar neighbors and enjoy refreshments while the children eagerly waited in anticipation for Santa’s arrival. 

The exuberant crowd let out a boisterous collective cheer when the flashing lights were spotted and the rumble of the Fire Truck engine was heard knowing that Santa Claus was on board.  Once the engine was safely parked the children rushed to meet and speak with Santa who in turn presented the kids with a candy cane as a reward for being good throughout the year.  

After everyone was provided an opportunity to get their photos taken with the guest of honor, Santa guided the crowd to the front of the property and led the countdown to the lighting of the Christmas Trees and neighbor Fran Reid took over in leading the group carols.

Special note of recognition for the following folks to express our appreciation and gratitude:
Thank you to:
  • Rodger and Lisa May for inviting people to their home to enjoy their lights 
  • Mario and Jason for their hard work in stringing all the lights and ensuring there was enough power available to illuminate them
  • Mackenzie; Lexi; Tammy and friends for their effort to coordinate the synchronized lighting
  • Lonnie and Annie for serving up the hot refreshments
  • Debbie, Julie, Marge, Judy for purchasing and assembling the snacks
  • Fran Reid and her performers for leading the Christmas Carols
  • Photos by Mario and Tani Rae; Videos by Mario and Val
  • …and of course, thank you to the Kent Regional Fire Department for their assistance in getting Santa safely to our event!

It is through these and many more volunteers and their efforts that helped to make this such a great success! Things like this could not be accomplished without your volunteer assistance and community participation! We can’t thank you enough for being an important part of all we do!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from the Angle Lake Shore Club Board!

Photos of the event are available for viewing via our Online Photo Album

Additional Video by Valerie Vavrik

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