Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A bit slower these days...

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas....we sure did!

The lights are still on and will be running nightly through 12/31 from 5-9 p.m. It is much, much quieter now and we aren't expecting lines like we had before Christmas. If you didn't get the chance to come by before Christmas, there is still time :)

This will be our last year running the show after Christmas. Next year we decided that our last night will be Christmas day. We try to be outside handing out candy canes and directing traffic every night up until Christmas, so after the big day, we like to have some family time. We are going to try to start the show one week earlier than we have been, so that everyone gets the chance to see it.

We are still collecting donations for Make-A-Wish until the 31st and will be presenting the checks to them sometime shortly after the 1st. We will make an announcement on here and on facebook to let everyone know how much money was raised...we think you will be very surprised. I know we say it often, but we are continuously overwhelmed by people's kindness and generosity. We cannot thank you enough for your donations. It is because of YOU that a child will be granted a wish. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year,
The Norton Family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Thank you so much to our generous and caring community! Last night we surpassed the $6000 it takes to grant a wish of a child who needs it the most! You have given a very special gift to a very deserving family and we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.

We wish that you could hear the stories that we hear from people every night. There have been so many lives touched by Make-A-Wish. To hear and see the impact it has had on people's lives has really touched us in a way that we could have never imagined. We could not have done this without you.

We will still be collecting donations for Make-A-Wish of Maine through 12/31 for these amazing children and their families. Every donation, no matter how big or small makes a difference for someone. It will then be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine on behalf of everyone who donated. The people that work for Make-A-Wish are angels on earth, who do incredible work everyday. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with them again this year, and we can't wait to do it again next year!

Merry Christmas and God Bless!
The Norton Family

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh what a night...

Saturday has been our busiest night so far! Everyone was so patient and kind despite the wait. We are getting closer and closer to our goal of making a Maine child's wish come true! Thank you so much to everyone. You are making wishes come true!

NECN will be doing a feature on Nortonlights on Monday. They told us it will be on Monday morning between 5-6 a.m. and then again between 7-8 a.m. If you miss it, they told us it will be on their website by Monday afternoon. Thank you so much to Marnie and Dave and everyone at NECN! We are very excited.

Thank you again to all of our wonderful friends, neighbors and community. You are going to make a magical difference in a child's life, what an amazing Christmas gift!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Tis the season....

We just LOVE what we do!

We are having a blast this year with our many, many visitors! So many people have come from near and far to see the lights. We love looking down the driveway and seeing little faces pressed against the windows of their cars. It is such a joy to look through the reflection of the lights blinking in the car windows to see little mittened hands clearing away the glass to get a better look, and we are constantly amazed at the joy a candy cane can bring.

Thankfully, the rain has stopped, which makes our jobs much easier. With all the water, we have had a few glitches, that thankfully only took a few minutes to fix. "Stanta" has needed to take a few more breaks than normal to warm up and dry off in between visiting cars.

Saturday was a very busy night, with cars lined up around the corner. At one point, we couldn't see the end of the line! Thank you so much to Jeff, David and Emily for you help! Also, a huge thank you to Mary and Beth for your candy cane donation. We couldn't have done it without you. Everyone was so kind and patient despite the wait and the cold...thank you so much!

We hope that this weekend is just as busy as last weekend. We are almost half way to our goal of $6000, which would grant a wish of a Maine child, what better gift to give this Christmas season.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let there be light!!!

A HUGE "thank you" to York County Coast Star for the GREAT article! Thank you for helping us spread the word!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cheer!!!

The show kicked off on Saturday and what a wonderful, magical night it was!!!!

Hayley (last year's wish recipient) and her wonderful family were here to kick off the show! She turned on the lights and was even interviewed by Channel 8 news! We are so blessed to have come to know such an amazing family.

We were so surprised that channel 8 and channel 13 news showed up, it was so cool! It really helps to get the word out, so that hopefully we can grant another wish this year. We also found out from one of the on-lookers that we were in the Journal Tribune...we had no idea! This morning someone told us we were on 94.9 FM!!!

Saturday we were also visited by a HUGE stretch limo with a bunch of really fun ladies who were celebrating a birthday. People came up from as far as Massachusetts and we even had a surprise visit from my sister and my nieces from Rhode Island! It is so fun to see everyone and we are continually overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community.

Sunday was pretty busy too. I wish that everyone could see the children's faces who come to visit...it makes it all worth-while. I love that their faces light up and they will dance and sing for all to hear. The joy they get from lights and a candy cane puts a smile on our faces and in our hearts.

We want to send out a HUGE "thank you" to our amazing and supportive neighbors....we truly could not do this without you and your support. Thank you for putting up with us :)

Just a reminder....
Sunday - Thursday 5 - 9 pm.
Friday and Saturday 5 - 10 p.m.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

We can't wait...

Saturday is just around the corner! We are so excited!

Just a little more programming, testing and fixing lights and we are ready to go! We did a test run this morning around 5:30 while it was still dark out and it is beautiful!!!

We are so excited to share that Hayley, last year's wish recipient, and her wonderful family will be here to kick-off the show this year! They are a generous and caring family that do a great deal for their community (check out hugsfromhayley.com) and we are so happy to have come to know them better this past year.

Just a reminder...
The show starts this Saturday at 5 p.m. and runs nightly through 12/31.
Sunday-Thursday 5-9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m.

There is a donation box at the end of the driveway for Make-A-Wish of Maine. Together we can make wishes come true!