I Got My Christmas Miracle; The Snoopy House is Saved!

I guess Santa heard my heart felt Christmas wish.  Mine and so many of my fellow citizens of this awesome city.  The Snoopy House lives on!



As Reported in The Daily Pilot, http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-1206-snoopy-20111205,0,1760087.story, The City is going to allow the display to be set up on the grounds at city hall.   We just couldn’t stand to see it go!

I think of Costa Mesa as a good old home town kind of place.  We love our traditions, The Fair, The Fish Fry, kite flying in Fairview Park, and The Snoopy House.  These things mean something to us.  They are our history, past and in the making.  They are built and maintained by our own, and every time we revisit them, it is a celebration of home.  In these turbulant and frankly, scary times in the city, losing even one of them was too much.

If you are interested in volunteering to help set up,  call City staff member Sylvia Chalmers at (714) 754-5099.  The display will be up and running on the evening of December 13th.  Oh yeah, and Santa will be paying his nightly visits from December 18th to the 23rd.  Even if you aren’t from Costa Mesa, come on down!  Myself and my family will see you there!

  3 comments for “I Got My Christmas Miracle; The Snoopy House is Saved!

  1. Grace Jasmine
    December 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I have a better idea for a Christmas miracle–how about assisting this family whose house is in forclosure? Who cares about a Christmas display–that they, by the way made, why isn’t anyone helping them?

    • Kathy Findley
      December 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

      Grace, countless people care about the display. It has been there for 43 years and if you have ever gone, not only will you see the crowds, but you can read the sign in book filled with the out pouring of love and appreciation to the family. Many families have lost or or losing their homes in foreclosure. You may have heard about it in the news now and then, but to answer your question about helping this family, here is a copied reply to my first blog post on this subject from Jim Jordan, the home owner.

      “Thank you so much!! This has been a tough season for me and my family!! I cant relate the sadness in my heart. Yet with all the out pouring from our super extended family I feel the healing start. Now don’t loose hope!! We have a strong case against the bank!! I believe that we will prevail!!for now lets all celibate as the City of Costa Mesa is partnering with us to have the Snoopy display and the front lawn of City hall!! Thank you all !! God bless Jim JordanS , We have set up a Snoopy House Trust fund to accept donations to off set the legal fees!! We made our first deposit to the new account today!! The gift was earned by 8 to 10 year old girls selling lemonade!! God bless them!! our PO bx is 2852 Costa Mesa ca 92628” Feel free to send them a check.

  2. December 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    After 40+ years, it would be a shame to have the Charlie Brown Christmas tradition come to an end. It’s become part of the town!

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