Helping Set Up Crippsmas Place!

Helping Set Up Crippsmas Place!

Traditionally decorations and lights start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving.

For this year, that gives us 5 weekend days to set up decorations:
▪ Sun Nov 25 2018   10am-12:30pm  2-5pm
▪ Sat & Sun Dec 1 & 2, 2018   10am-12:30pm  2-5pm
▪ Sat & Sun Dec 8 & 9, 2018  10am-12:30pm  2-5pm

We also need help taking down decorations afterward:

▪ Sat Jan 5, 2019   10am-12:30pm  2-5pm
▪ Sun Jan 6, 2019  10am-12:30pm  2-5pm

We welcome volunteers to help with decoration set-up and take-down! Local high school students can earn community service hours to fulfill the graduation requirement.

*** Sorry, you CANNOT earn community service hours required by law enforcement for traffic tickets, etc. ***

Set-up consists of arranging and installing the unique plywood cut-out decorations on the lawns for those neighbors requesting help along Nicolet Avenue and the cul-de-sacs of Asquith Place, Cripps Place, Wellington Place, and Nicolet Court.

We will not have volunteers climb any ladders and working on rooftops; just ground-level work. Tasks involve carrying the wooden decorations, using a mallet to tap in the support stakes, and using a cordless screwdriver to attach the wooden decorations to the metal support stakes.


Please have interested students and their families contact me so I can add them to the schedule.  The student (or parent) should email Kate Amon at with the student’s name, high school, preferred work shifts, and a phone number (in case of last minute shift changes or cancellations).

For quick questions you can also call or text Kate on her cell phone 510-821-5579.

In Community, Charity, and Childhood Joy,

– Kate Amon
Crippsmas Place Coordinator