By Judy Hennessey and Dianne Sudbrock
T’was the Saturday after Thanksgiving
and all through Defiance, A lot of elves were stirring,
upon whom we’d placed much reliance
(Jeff Comotto, John Rogers, Randy Leesman, Vern, Jenn and Jimmy Ham.)
The wreaths had to be hung on the poles with great care
They wished that more workers and a man lift were there.
When oh what a welcome sight should appear,
It’s Scott Knocke and Kevin Hawk, and the bright yellow man lift -- They’re here!
So, up to the top of the light posts they flew,
hanging “repurposed” wreaths the city of Washington had bid adieu.
This long arduous task was anything but a snap,
even the most energetic elves wished for a long winter’s nap.
But still full of vigor and holiday spirit,
they dashed to the tree, to help get it lit.
DMA members and friends were on site
with no shortage of ornaments or beautiful lights.
The man lift (or elf lift) made it easy to reach
the highest of bows and the top of the tree.
There was plenty of laughter and holiday cheer
with excited banter about the festivities this year.
When the work was all done, it was a beautiful sight!
Merry wishes to all. May your holidays by bright!
What a lucky community this is to have all these generous, busy elves – thank you!!!