Day: December 2, 2010

Miracle of Christmas returns to Gubser

Lights go on Dec. 3 in Gubser The miracle is coming once again. The Keizer Miracle of Christmas lighting display will again have the Gubser neighborhood awash in the glow of holiday cheer – and, of course, lots and lots of lights. The tradition, which raises money and food for the Marion Polk Food Share, draws eyes from around the region. The display begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and cars will be roaming the neighborhood from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. through Dec. 26. It’s expected that nearly 20,000 vehicles will pass through the neighborhood. There’s no admission fee, but as the event is a fundraiser for hungry families in the mid-Willamette Valley, donations are always welcome. Cans and non-perishable food donations along with cash are welcomed. Last year, the event netted more than 21,000 pounds of food and $16,200 in donations to the Marion-Polk Food Share. Organizers remind attendees that there are no public restrooms available, and visitors should keep their headlights on at all times while driving through. It is a residential neighborhood, so please be aware and courteous to pedestrians and residents trying to get in and out of driveways. The display is also walkable, with sidewalks throughout the Gubser neighborhood. If you choose to walk it, please park at either Whiteaker Middle School, 1605 Lockhaven Drive NE, or at Gubser Elementary School, 6610...

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