Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The House on Christmas Street 5th Annual Charity Tour 2014

It is always a Herculean enterprise putting together a "The House on Christmas Street" tour...but this year it's extra special because it's a HUGE one benefitting a lot of charities and it's the fifth year I've done it!
If you're new to this, what happens is that every year I jump into my 2004 Toyota Sienna van (which now has 457,000+ miles on it) and roam the land, performing Christmas concerts on the lawns and in the driveways of homes where decorators synchronize their lights to music, including my song, "The House on Christmas Street."  I began in 2010 with a huge tour that even took me to the UK, to the home of decorator Paul Toole.  The way it's worked out is that every other year has been a large tour, and the other years have been smaller.  This is a large tour yet, and I will be driving coast-to-coast once again.
I am looking for sponsors.  The homeowners do not pay me to present these concerts. Instead, I just ask for three things: that they collect for a charity during my concert, that they publicize the concert, and that they provide me with an inexpensive hotel/motel room.  I will soon have the sponsor donation page up on my website, and I hope you will consider helping out.  As you can see from the list, a wide variety of charities will be supported by the tour, and your sponsorship helps make it happen.  Thanks in advance for ANY help you can offer!
Here's the tour schedule, addresses and websites/Facebook pages for the displays, plus the charities that will be supported at each stop:

Wednesday Dec. 3:
“Reph’s Winter Wonderland”
198 Firehouse Lane,
Nazareth Pa 18064 

Charity:   Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
Friday Dec 5.
“An Earle Family Christmas”
15765 Edgewood Drive
Montclair, VA. 22025.
Charity:   Wounded Warriors Project
Sunday Dec. 7
“Winton’s Light Display”
55 Haskell Winton Rd
 Manchester TN 37355
Charity: Haven of Hope helps kids and adults in tough times and provide food & housing
Monday Dec. 8
School Show in KY 
Tuesday Dec. 9
2221 Winding Way
Anderson In 46011
 Charity: Team Rubicon
Wednesday Dec. 10
706 Trimmer Dr.
Hudson, IL  61748

Charity: McLean County Toys for Tots
Friday, Dec 12
“Christmas in Wyoming”
3148 Whispering Springs Road
Casper Wyoming 82604.
Charity: Joshua's Storehouse… a local food bank
Saturday, Dec. 13
“Lights on Wakefield “
6388 south Wakefield way
Salt Lake City Utah 84118
Charity: Children of the Earth
Sunday, Dec. 14
"Journey of Lights"
The Journey Church
 9105 W Overland
Boise, ID
Charity: The Women's and Children's Alliance of Boise,
Monday, Dec. 15

“Christmas Around the Bend”
60940 Ridge Drive
Bend Oregon 97702

Charity: Humane Society of Central Oregon
Wednesday, Dec. 17
1185 Pine Lane
Charity: Katie-Grace Fund of the Children's Organ Transplant Assoc. (COTA)
Thursday, Dec 18
Castaldo Residence
49 California Ave
PO Box 129
Beaumont CA 92223
Charity: Beaumont Cherry Valley Rotary Club Foundation
Saturday, Dec. 20
“Shiloh Road Lights”
77 Shiloh Rd
Odessa, TX 79762
Charity:    Educational Foundation of Odessa
Sunday, Dec. 21
Logansport Lights”
209 Sycamore St 
Logansport, LA 71049
Monday Dec. 22
"Hohensee Family Christmas Lights" 
12625 Sullivan Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Charity: Central Community Assistance Foundation
Hope to see you out there on the road!!