This is Tereeza for Channel 7 Noon News in Chicago. I'm in the Northside Community Park, where tonight there is a Tree Lighting and Food Drive.
Hopefully the rainy weather won't keep the neighborhood families from coming out for the lighting this beautiful tree and donating to the
There, they are testing the lights. This should be a great event, signing off and see you at 8pm, LIVE on Channel 7 tonight for this tree lighting.
It's Dusk and the Park is almost ready for the Event.
Tereeza: Alderman Derek, how nice to see you here at the Food Drive and Tree lighting.
Alderman: Thank you Tereeza, I'm here with Monica who is chairwoman for the Food Drive and this event.
Monica: Yes, the neighborhood is trying to help any way we can. All the food collected tonight will be taken to the Food Bank over at St. John's to be distributed to those in need. We have so many right now!
Tereeza: Well, you have a great crowd here tonight and your bins are almost full. Can people bring food in still tonight.
Monica: The bins for non-perishable food items will be placed at neighborhood shops for the duration of the holiday season---the need is so large this year. And, we thank everyone for opening their hearts and pantries for those in need.
Thanks so much, Monica and Alderman Derek. Next, we have Colette Deveraux who will be leading the sing-along after the Tree is lit.
Tereeza: Miss Deveraux, how are you involved with this event.
Colette/Callie: Well, Tereeza, Colette Deveraux was my stage name in France, but I'm Callie Devers from Joliet, and I'm so glad to be home here in Illinois. I live across the street from this park in the Grand View, and really wanted to join with the community for this event.
Tereeza: Well, what will you be singing tonight for us after the tree is lit?
Callie: "I'll be Home for Christmas, if only in my dreams" by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, 1943.
Tereeza: Thanks, I really love that one.
(Turns to the CROWD gathered
ARE We READY!
LIGHTS GO ON!!!
Oooh...Ahhh...Beautiful background Music starts....
The TREE IS LIT!
And now Miss Callie Devers singing "I'll be home for Christmas."
Callie: I'll be Home... for Christmas....
You can plan on me.....
Please have snow...and mistletoe and presents by the tree...
Christmas Eve will find me....
Where the love light gleams....
I'll be home for Christmas.....
Christmas Eve...will find me....
Where the love light gleams...
I'll be home...
If only ....
In my .....
Callie: Let's all sing along to Jingle Bells...everyone knows it!
Dashing through the snow....
In a one horse open sleigh. Oe'r the fields we go....laughing all the way...
Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright...
Oh what fun it is to ride with a
sleighbell song tonight...
OOOOOOH..... Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells..
Jingle all the way....
Tereeza: This is Tereeza from Channel 7 Evening News signing off from Northside Neighborhood Park, tree lighting and food drive. Wishing you all jingle bells and Happy Holidays.
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Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi
Fabulous! I love the outfits and your cute lit tree!!! It looks like you are having a nice Christmas Season Sandi-enjoy:@)ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks...I know dressing 46 dolls was a challenge...no room for more, and feeble social distancing. But they all had masks, except for Callie/Colette, but she was singing. Hugs, to you and all your dolls, too.! SandiDelete
I love all the Christmas cheer in this story! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day Sandi!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Marielle. Have a Happy Holiday season! SandiDelete
Hi Marilyn, thanks so much, Hope you have a Happy Holiday Season!ReplyDelete