From Wellesley’s Lowe Family:
If you have ever gone past the Wellesley Farms train station at Halloween or Christmas you know the “Holiday House”.
It started after 9/11 when everyone was so down. Sharon (Lowe) saw a large inflatable pumpkin at the Party Store and it made her smile. She thought it might bring a smile to the many people who walked past the house to get to the train. It worked and even people on the train saw them and started smiling. Some asked if we would do something for Christmas. And so it grew, from the giant pumpkin for Halloween and an inflatable tree for Christmas; each year, we added new ones and lots of other decorations. And, every October and December, train commuters, families in minivans and walkers would ask when they would go up again.
The Lowe family’s display even earned them a coveted Griswold Award from the Wellesley Department of Recreation.
The Lowe family is moving to NYC and would like the inflatable and other decorations (see a sampling below) to go to a home that will continue the tradition. They are willing to split up Christmas from Halloween (and the Halloween graves, skeletons, owls, fog machines, etc.), but would prefer each season’s inflatables stay together. The original pumpkin is not included – Sharon can’t bear to part with it.
They will be free to a good home, but we would appreciate checks made out to Victory Programs, a Boston charity that does great work for people in need and is very near and dear to Sharon’s heart.
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