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LUMINARY LIGHTS- CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHTS FOR FOOTHILL KNOLLS
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS NIGHT – 2014
Happy Holidays to all our neighbors in Foothill Knolls. If this is your first Christmas in our neighborhood, we welcome you. Foothill Knolls has a tradition of illuminating our neighborhood on Christmas Eve & Christmas Night. This is our 28th year lighting up Foothill Knolls and we would like to invite all of you to join in the fun.
What are LUMINARY LIGHTS? Essentially, they are Christmas lights for our neighborhood. Luminaries are easily made by placing a candle up in a paper bag partially filled with sand. The luminaries are placed on the curb, about six feet apart. 1500 bags line the curbs & driveways. When lit, they give a beautiful, gentle glow to our community.
We are blessed with a neighborhood full of children and to make this project work, we need their help. With some adults and lots of kids, we can “light up” Foothill Knolls with one to two hours of work (play) on the day before Christmas. We need 3-4 trucks to distribute sand bags, so let me know if you can help in that way. Making luminaries is easy and fun, plus; the reward of helping create a candlelit neighborhood is immediate.
Please add this event into your family’s holiday traditions. There are two opportunities to help:
When: Wednesday, December 24th at 9:30 am (2:00 pm if raining)
Where: 7941 Foothill Knolls
Bring small scoopers (such as butter tubs) to fill the bags with sand. We also need 3-4 pick up trucks.
Luminary Clean Up
When: Friday, December 26th at 9:30 am
Where: Meet at the Marshall’s, 7812 Foothill Knolls – across the street from the park
Even if you are unable to participate, but plan to be home Christmas Eve or Christmas night, please help us out by lighting the candles in front of your home at dusk. Two candles will be placed in each bag, one to light Christmas Eve and the other to light Christmas Night. We also ask everyone NOT to park cars on the street, if at all possible. The candles look so much prettier when visible up and down the street. Your driveway will not be blocked.
If you have any questions please call or email Linda Marshall: 462-7748, Lindalmarshall@comcast.net. We hope to see you there!
Adopt-A-Family Charity Drive 2014 -
Dear Foothill Knolls neighbors,
The Foothill Knolls Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays Charity Drive is ready to start, thanks to your past generosity and your pledges to support it. Thank you for opening your heart again this year to help others in need!
As promised, and to give you more time to take advantage of sales and promotions, we are contacting you a bit earlier. This will help us get an idea of who would like to contribute (repeats and newcomers are equally welcome and much appreciated), so we can see how many families we can help.
Last year, thanks to your kind heart, your donations supported local low income families who subscribed to the Catholic Community Of Pleasanton Giving Tree, and to drives conducted by Foothill High School and Valley View Elementary School.
Those who have participated before know that usually families ask for items to meet their basic needs: blankets, jackets, sweatshirts, towels, warm pajamas, underwear, socks, scarves, or gift cards from stores to purchase clothes or food. Parents usually would like to have a few treats for their children.
Your response to this email will allow us to know how many low income families with children we might be able to help this year. We will reach the Church and the schools, once we know how many of you would like to participate, and will be able to share more details about the needs specific families you will be helping.
ASAP: Please contact us if you would like to be part of this year’s Adopt-A-Family program
November 18: Adopt-A-Family- Charity Drive starts
November 19: Detailed information will be sent to neighbors about families to be adopted
December 10-11: Donations will be collected
December 12: Donations will be distributed
Please respond ASAP by contacting me email@example.com and let us know if you are willing to make a difference again this year. Thank you in advance for supporting local families in need.
Foothill Knolls Charity Drive
Upcoming 2014 Holiday Events -
The holiday season is closing in. Watch for forthcoming e-mail blasts with details. Here's a list of the Homeowners Association neighborhood events:
November 18 - Adopt-a-Family Charity Drive begins - see separate e-mail forwarded today from Marina Martin, our Charity Chairman
December 9 - Ladies Ornament Exchange - 6:30 - at the Home of Gina Piper, 3311 Prairie Drive
December 14 - Annual Meeting and Holiday Party - 5:30 - Veterans Memorial Hall, downtown Pleasanton
December 24 - Luminarias - 9:30 a.m. - Corner of Foothill Knolls and Prairie Drive
Hope you can all join us this holiday season!