Letter — Gifts get out despite weather
There are times in our lives when the possible becomes impossible to accomplish because of circumstances such as weather, power outages and clogged and crippled roads. In South Lake Tahoe the impossible becomes possible because of the wonderful community members who do not let anything get in their way. This was the story of Tahoe Magic this Christmas.
As the storm of Dec. 14 bore down on our town, the elves were busy coordinating and wrapping 1,500 gifts for more than 250 children in our community. The snow piled up outside and the roads clogged, but at least 50 volunteers still made it out to help organize and wrap. Dec. 17 was another snowy day; thousands were without power. Santa was scheduled to deliver the gifts to many families that afternoon. Our Santa’s workshop wad dark, too; we could not even see the many Santa bags in the workshop without flashlights. Could it be done? Easily, no way!! Santa, and many of Santa’s helpers came out regardless of all the obstacles, and started the arduous task of getting these gifts to homes.
What a challenge. Many street signs were obscured by snow. The driveways, walkways and streets were unplowed and dark. The job got done thanks to some very, very dedicated and special people. Many children who would not have had a Christmas were able to celebrate a “magical” one this year. It would have been impossible without your help. Thanks to all who made the impossible happen with a little “Tahoe Magic.”
Do we believe in Santa?” You bet we do!
The Board of Tahoe Magic
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