Sunday, November 22, 2009

Light Up Dunwoody was a little soggy but fun none the less.

Though there was a little sideways blowing rain, wind gusts and chilly temperatures this evening, the entire Heneghan family attended the Light Up Dunwoody celebration.  Kristin served on the DHA Light Up Dunwoody committee to help plan all of the evenings events, including the parade and booking the many entertainers. 

The only thing she couldn't plan was the weather, but that being said it was still a nice event with numerous school choruses and dance troops entertaining in the big tent.  Santa was there taking pictures, balloon animals and glow sticks were available to anyone who wanted one, hot chocolate was the drink of the choice and the sponsors in the tents were wonderful hosts.

In order to entertain Declan, my three year old, we walked from sponsor tent to sponsor tent to see what each had to offer.  My good friends Al and Tina Tiede from Horizon Windows & Doors were there with children's games which allowed me and Al to catch up on local events, I talked to my son Gavin's tutor Ms. Reeci from Huntington Learning Centers, the Fitness Center at Dunwoody Baptist had great information on their new Dynamo Swim School classes in Dunwoody starting soon for preschools and up.  (Kristin if you are reading this, please sign Declan up T/T swim lessons starting Jan 12th)  I talked to Marcia Anderson from Altus Healthcare & Hospice who had the best hot chocolate and a big thank you to the ladies at the Primrose School who entertained Declan with cookie decorating for a good 15 minutes.  The Dunwoody Police were collecting toys for their Christmas for Kids charity event, touring the inside of a DeKalb Fire truck is always fun and the dedicated ladies from the Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody High School kept my children's blood sugar from dropping to low with all of their home made baked goods.

Santa threw the switch to light the big tree and in the end I can truly say that my boys enjoyed spending several hours in the rain.

The community owes a special thanks to the Dunwoody Crier, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Preservation Trust for hosting the event and thank you to the many volunteers, vendors, sponsors and entertainers who made it possible.  Please do come back again next year as my wife has promised better weather.

NOTE - I'm told that the Dunwoody Nature Center postponed the Coco and Candles event until Sunday December 6th.  Please check the DNC site for more info as it becomes available.

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