Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas In July, A Benefit Concert

We have all heard the cliché "Christmas in July".
The past two years the Children's Garden has been transformed into the Christmas Garden during the months of November and December.  The Garden comes alive with sparkling lights that dance to the sounds of Christmas music.  Young Carolers sing several traditional songs "Ole Come All Ye Faithful", "Frosty the Snowman" among others.  Santa you ask? Yes, he was able to stop even though it was his busy time of the year. Mrs Claus joined him too.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

A great deal goes into the transformation of the Gardens. A special individual in our community along with his family have been instrumental in providing this for the community. Each year hundreds of candy canes are given away. Thousands of lights are installed. Santa was able to hand out presents to the children that attended on opening night and this all possible through donated dollars.

The Children's Garden was designed with some green space. Developers, Master Gardners,  had in mind that the Gardens would be able to accommodate special events such as dance recitals, mini concerts or performances for children.  Just this past week the first concert was held in the gazebo.  It was a beautiful night for a concert. Taking place in the Garden's gave it even a more relaxing evening.

Barnaby Bright

Barnaby Bright was show cased in the first Benefit concert.  All proceeds from the concert went to the Lighting of the Children's Garden. This was their second appearance in Van Wert. There's nobody out there like them. Their music was hauntingly unique.  What a beautiful voice and so pleasant to listen to.

Beautiful Voice
If you missed this concert don't miss the next scheduled ones.  It's a beautiful location and it benefits a project that the entire community can enjoy.  Mark your calendar so you don't miss them.

SaMax will be at the Children's Garden, Saturday, August 2 and Kelly McRae will be performing on Friday, September 5. Both concerts will begin at 8pm.

See you in the Children's Garden!


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