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Casa da Pomba News Bulletin

January 22, 2014

RECORD CROWDS:
The largest crowds ever, visited Deacon Dave’s Christmas Display.  Deacon Dave attributes the increase in visitors to the various “search engines” that folks have on their computers, I Phones and I pads.  Records show that the first week of the display had low attendance, which reflected extremely cold weather.  Some evenings it reached 26 degrees.  The second week on had large crowds.

LED LIGHTS DO LOWER COSTS:
Deacon Dave increased the number of LED lights for the 2013 Christmas Display and it did help lower the PG&E bill by almost $1500.00.  However the cost of the new LED’S was very expensive and won’t really factor out for many years.  That being said, the deacon plans on continuing phasing out the old type of Christmas lights over the next several years.  Total Cost for PG&E is remains high and remains a secret.

WHITE DOVES HAVE BABIES:
The two white doves named Jingles and Jangles that were in the Christmas Display were returned to their home in the Dove Community in Deacon Dave’s meditation garden where they promptly made a nest and now have two white dove babies.  For those of you who may not know, the deacon has had live doves in all 31 Christmas Displays.

PROPOSAL BRIDGE:
Just when it looked like that there would be no proposals on Proposal Bridge in the 2013 Christmas Display, three nights before the display closed on New Year’s Night, IT HAPPENED!  To the surprise of his girlfriend, the young gentlemen knelt down on one knee and proposed while opening a beautiful engagement ring.  She said yes!  This was the 57th wedding proposal under the Christmas Lights on the Bridge.  That is how the Bridge got it name.  Congratulations to the couple.

2014 CHRISTMAS DISPLAY OPENING DATE:
Deacon Dave announced the 2014 opening date of Friday December 5th.  The Christmas Procession will come down Hillcrest Ave. at 6:30 p.m. beginning the opening ceremonies.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
The 2014 Christmas Display Construction begins on Labor Day weekend, Saturday August 30th

AWSOME 2013 DISPLAY TEAM:
Deacon Dave wishes to thank his 2013 Christmas Crew for the outstanding job in building the beautiful “Santa’s Castle” Christmas Display.  A job well done team.  You mad a lot of folks happy and brought the Spirit of Christmas into their heart.  Special blessing to you all.

BETHLEHEM PROJECT :
With all the hard work, building, prep work and rehearsals, maybe there should be some thought of adding a few days to the display dates.  This wonderful “Living Bethlehem” display is the reason for the season.  Keep up the good work and special blessings to the volunteers.

DONATIONS:
Deacon Dave wishes to thank those who donated toward the 2013 Christmas Display and to those who donated to Santa’s Secret Service, Deacon Dave’s special Charity.  Special New Year’s Blessings to all of you.  God bless you.

 

December 2, 2013

 

Christmas Display Hours

 

Record Crowd for Grand Opening Night:
Saturday Night November 30th at 6:30 p.m. the colorful Christmas Procession walked down Hillcrest Ave. to one of the largest crowds for an opening night.  St. Michael Choir and The African Choir of the Bay Area provided the Christmas music.  Brass horns awaited the procession to join in on the music.

 

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