Christmas 2011 - Light Count = 343200
Grand Opening successful:
The 29th Annual Christmas Display Opened on a windless clear night. The colorful Procession made its way down Hillcrest Ave to the Darkened Home of Deacon Dave. Folks stood in the Dark awaiting the arrival of the Procession.
On stage waiting for Procession with Deacon Dave, were Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, newly elected Livermore Mayor John Marchand, Livermore Police Chief Steve Sweeney and the past Mayor of Livermore, Marshall Kamena.
St. Michael Catholic Church Choir led the Procession and performed at the Opening Ceremonies. Asbury United Methodist Church Handbell Choir was stationed at the stage site providing wonderful sounds of Christmas.
The Good News Bears were on hand to serve refreshments to the crowds at the exit gate of the House of the Dove.
Deacon Dave presented the following Awards:
“The Founders Award is presented to the person who early in the Christmas Display years contributed their God given gifts and talents in helping Deacon Dave Build the Christmas Display. This person was a teenager who went to Livermore High School and worked on several years of displays before going on to college. This year “The Founders Award” was presented to Joey Vargas.
The Gold Star Award is presented to the person who is a current member of the Christmas Team and who demonstrates outstanding performance in helping build the Christmas Display. This person contributes time, talent, long hours and maintains the ability to rally the crew with the Spirit of Christmas. This year Deacon Dave presented the Award to the Steve McGrogan family.
The Dove Award is presented to the person who is a current member of the Christmas Crew and has demonstrated outstanding Technical, Mechanical and Carpentry Skills in building the Display. This person fosters Team Spirit in accomplishing the project. This year the award was presented to Jim Trebes.
Channel 7 News was on hand to record the Christmas Light Display and it was shown on the 11 o’clock News. Deacon Dave talked a few minutes about the Lights and damage the Windstorm caused.
Rev. Deacon Dave Rezendes
Roman Catholic Clerygyman
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