Total Collected During The 2014/2015 Christmas Season: $600.41
We did not run the display during the 2012/2013 or 2013/2014 Christmas seasons.
Total Collected During The 2011/2012 Christmas Season: $937.68.
Total Collected During The 2010/2011 Christmas Season: $597.10.
Total Collected During The 2009/2010 Christmas Season: $1,165.39.
Thank you for your interest in our light display! The lights are our gift from the Hilton Family and InterFix Communications (Phil’s tech consulting business) to the community. We’re thrilled to see so many people excited by the display and hope it helps make the season brighter for everyone (pun 100% absolutely intended).
Many folks have come to us and thanked us for the display, and we think that’s great and love talking about the display with people. Some have even gone so far as to offer us things in appreciation, or offered to help out with the electric bill. While those are very nice gestures, we’d honestly much rather see you “pay it forward” and help others in need rather than focusing the attention on us.
Naturally at this time of year, we’re reminded of how blessed we all are in many ways, but also of the difficult times many families are facing. That’s why we’re asking for your support in helping out the Wilton Food Pantry.
The food pantry currently serves more than 115 families in need in the towns of Wilton, Weld, North Jay, and East Dixfield, and that number is always growing in difficult times.
Donations of any kind are appreciated, but financial contributions are by far the most valuable. The same dollar you might spend on a can of food locally could be used by the food pantry to buy much more through the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Checks can be made out to “Wilton Lights” or the “Wilton Food Pantry” and there is a secure collection box on the back of our sign in front of the display. Please be careful crossing the street. It’s very busy. Alternatively, donations may be made right here via our website using our online donation form.
Please note that PayPal (the service which processes the online donations) will collect a small portion of your donation as their fee. The amount they take out is variable (30 cents plus 2.9% the last time we checked) but generally small. For example, at of the time of this writing it was 59 cents out of a $10.00 donation, and $1.75 out of a $50.00 donation. You can bypass that deduction entirely by using the secure collection box on the back of our sign.
Thank you all so much for your generosity. May you be blessed during this wonderful time of year!