Christmas lights, fireworks, and local charity support. What’s not to love?
What is it?
The 3rd Annual Christmas in the Sky, put on by Brian Rieger and his family at their Girard home, aims to raise funds, collect needed items, and spread awareness about the Erie City Mission and its cause.
Synchronized Christmas lights play to music; to hear, tune your radios to 88.3 FM while at the show. Encouraged by the success of their 2009 and 2010 shows, the Riegers have bolstered their hardware for what they promise will be an ever better show.
Prime Pyrotechnics will provide the fireworks display at a highly discounted rate, and local business sponsors offset the cost. A fun Chinese Auction also raises funds for the Erie City Mission.
The show? December 17, 7-8pm at 5962 Teller Road in Girard. See their listing on GoErie.com/Events.
What to bring? Personal care items, like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, moisturizer, etc. After speaking to the ECM, Rieger decided to encourage people to bring these items, because people can’t get personal care items from various ECM services, like their food pantry.
Bring your wallet for the Chinese Auction, with gifts and prizes donated by local business. No one is required to make a monetary or item donation to attend Christmas in the Sky; however, you are encouraged to help out in whatever way you can.
Click on this link to donate via PayPal.
“The Erie City Mission is about getting people off the street,” said Brian Rieger, who became a big ECM supporter, “after talking to people I’ve known personally who were literally living under their cars who were helped.”
“For someone who hasn’t met someone who’s homeless, they don’t understand the scope of the problem (in Erie County).”
Your motivation: Helping the greater Erie community by supporting the Erie City Mission. Plus, every person who donates a personal care item will receive a free cup of hot cocoa and a cookie. Yum.
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My favorite part about their site, www.riegerchristmas.com? The countdown to Christmas clock in days, hours, minutes, and seconds.