Have you ever known someone who so inspired your life that you may never be the same? And you watch them and you dream of things you will do, ways you will change and who you will become? As we watch Olympic track stars, sports stars, movie stars, and everyday heroes in our lives...we dream.
This year I designed a tree for the Festival of Trees and Lights. The theme of my tree was "When I See A Star, I Dream". All the proceeds from this charitable event go towards helping families with Down Syndrome. With the help of my sister and family, we sent out letters and contacted businesses in hopes to get a few donations that would be auctioned off at the event. To my surprise and great gratitude, I learned that even in times of economic crisis, businesses and individuals are willing to donate to a good cause. Here is a sample of a few of the gifts that were donated to our tree: a treadmill (track "star"), a framed oil on canvas painting of Starry Night, a telescope, a diamond star pendant, a one night stay at a 5 Star hotel, a digital picture frame, and many other star-themed gifts underneath our tree. Special thanks to all those who made this possible and whose contribution goes to help families of children with Down Syndrome to get the services they need.
When you do your holiday shopping, please remember the following generous businesses in Logan, UT:
Icon Health and Fitness, Magnum Opes (Michael Panciro and Maranda Chen), Prince Galleries, S.E. Needham Jewelers, Dillard's, Sandy Checketts, Just Be Online (Suzie Bates), Sam's Club, Smith's Marketplace, Glitzy Glass Stars, SeeIntoSpace.com (Chris Reich), Reed's Pharmacy. Also thanks to many others for their support and encouragement.