I had the privilege of doing my comedy news set, Un-DOC-Umented News (www.undocumentednews.com), live from a Remote with The Point 94.1’s Sharpe Dunaway (www.thepoint941.com) at the Brighter’s house (www.brightersofconway.com) in Conway, Arkansas. The light show benefits the organization ‘Make a Child Smile’ (www.makeachildsmile.net) located in Conway, Arkansas. Stromboli's (www.conwaydining.com/restaurant.php?id=125) was also there from Conway, Arkansas making sure that we all stayed warm with hot apple cider and a snack of Cannoli’s… YUM!!!
I could really feel the Christmas spirit when watching four houses connected together with Christmas lights dancing, blinking and flashing to music. The lights moved to songs from Trans-Siberian Orchestra (www.trans-siberian.com) and The Screaming Santa’s. When you pull up to be amazed, you can listen to the music on the FM station listed on the signs as you approach. It was so moving, inspiring and uplifting that could change ANY ‘Bah Humbug’ to a ‘MERRY Christmas to all’. Tony Brighter said that even more houses would be involved in next year’s dancing of the lights. You can go to their website for more information including directions – www.brightersofconway.com.
This single night raised a good amount of money but more is always needed. A huge WOW happened when an anonymous donation in an unmarked envelope was presented. How is that for Christmas giving and spirit? I love making people laugh and smile and the ‘Make a Child Smile’ organization is a great way to bring a smile to the face of child. The organization’s mission statement is ‘Building self-esteem and confidence in the children of Faulkner County and Central Arkansas by providing them the necessary and simple pleasures every child deserves.’ You can be a part of this mission by going to their website and see how you can help – www.makeachildsmile.net.
Sharpe Dunaway and Chuck Gatlin from The Point 94.1 were there adding that extra flair to the event as they always do. It’s always great seeing how radio stations of Signal Media make a true difference in our state. Sharpe’s crazy antics and joking around added to the cheer and always keeps me laughing. By the way Sharpe is also the drummer for the Screaming Santa’s, which CD’s are available.
Strumboli’s walked up to every vehicle and gave them some hot apple cider and canoli’s that brought a warm smile to each person. EVERYTHING screamed Christmas in the most joyful of ways!!!
Before the night was over, guess who showed up. SANTA!!! He was sporting a bright red Chevy Silverado King Cab that had antlers and Christmas lights along the bed. With a hearty HO HO HO and saying Hello to Sharpe. Sharpe’s face looked as if he was saying ‘See Doc, I knew I was even famous in the North Pole too’…
I wanted to say thanks to the Brighter’s for such a GREAT experience, Jessica from Make a Child Smile for braving the cold, Sharpe and Chuck from The Point 94.1 for spreading the fun and the funny for the holidays and Un-DOC-Umented News, the Stauffer’s from Stromboli's for the GREAT Apple Cider and Cannoli’s and last but NOT least to Santa!
I can’t wait to see what next year will look like and wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Michael "Doc" Davis (Comedian, Entertainer, Event Host / MC)
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