Staff and volunteers were scurrying to make merriment out of a hodge podge.
The tree was all decorated in lights that were twinkling,
And Santa’s 4-6 pm approach was announced by bells that were jingling!
“Come downstairs,” Santa will beckon, “and tell me your wish,”
Young and old can decorate, un- and re-decorate a tree with a swish.
Cookies will be placed on plates by the bunch,
Musical notes will fill the air with joyous noise,
And a sing-a-long was prepared to be enjoyed by girls and boys.
Contests had been planned – guess the number of lights, and ornament finds,
Fantastic prizes were at stake, for sharp, inquisitive minds!
This Open House – a shame it happens but once a year,
Is a treat we can count on to bring in the holidays with great cheer!
Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow, December 6 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the ThorpeWood Lodge for a free Holiday Open House community event. Remember that Santa will be here from 4 pm to 6 pm, so plan accordingly. And those lines about the contests: those were no joke! If you can guess the number of lights, you will win a night in the Little Pond Cottage! A scavenger hunt of our Lodge tree for special ornaments will also offer prizes. And bring some of your best cookies to share. It promises to be simply wonderful!!