John and Margie Fuchs

629 Winsor St.

Jamestown, NY 14701

December 25, 2005

We want to thank all the great people in Jamestown and the surrounding area, and those around the world who have helped us bring joy to so many people with the Christmas Light Tour this year.  Last year we were hoping to put 50 or 60 pictures of Christmas light displays on the web so that people who couldn’t get out to see them in person could enjoy them.  Driving around looking at Christmas lights has always been a part of our holiday activity.  With the help of the Post-Journal to let people know about the site, and all the "helper elves" who passed the word and led us to the displays, the list grew to over 300.  This year it's over 400 and still growing - yes, we will take a few more pictures in response to emails. 

Again, we applaud the great effort that people put forth in setting up the displays this year - FANTASTIC!  No matter if it is a single candle in the window or a whole yard full of lights, there is hardly a house not showing the spirit of the season.  Isn’t the hometown looking GREAT this year?  If you are able and haven’t been out to see the lights yet, please do it – they are beautiful.  Thanks Jamestown!  We can and should be proud.

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Finally, we would like to thank all those who looked at the pictures, sent emails, and stopped us in the stores and on the street to comment, for making this a great Christmas for us.  Emails come from around the world.  Ex-Jamestowners expressed delight in seeing pictures from their hometown – even, in some cases, reminiscing about hearing the old street names or recognizing a house here and there.  Expressions of thanks from people who couldn't see the displays in person due to physical disability or lack of transportation were particularly heartwarming.  Any one of them would have made it worth the effort, but there were many, many of them – and they keep coming.

The Christmas Light Tour will go “off the air” after the first week of January but, God willing, we will do this again.

The Happiness of the Season to Everyone!

John and Margie Fuchs

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