Traditionally at Crippsmas Place the decorations and lights start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving.
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/pounder to tap in the support stakes, and using a cordless screwdriver to attach the wooden decorations to the metal support stakes.
CRIPPSMAS PLACE 2023 Schedule of Decoration Set-Up & Take-Down Shifts:
*** SET UP and TAKE DOWN shifts for 2023 are FULL. *** Sign up for the waitlist to learn of other shifts that open up in December, SignUpGenius link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F49ABAA2CA5FD0-2021#/
Two shifts each day, a morning and an afternoon shift.
NOTE ALL SHIFTS ARE NOW TWO HOURS EACH
*Setting up Crippsmas decorations for 2023*
-> Sat Nov 25, 2023 *no morning shift*, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
-> Sun Nov 26, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
-> Sat Dec 2, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
-> Sun Dec 3, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
-> Sat Dec 9, 2023 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
*Taking down Crippsmas decorations*
-> Sat Jan 6, 2024 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
-> Sun Jan 7, 2024 Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon 2-4pm *** FULL ***
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Please have interested students and their families e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add them to the schedule (or waitlist). The student (or parent) should e-mail the following info:
* Student’s name
* Student’s high school
* Student’s preferred work shifts
* Contact phone number (to advise the student of last minute shift changes, cancellations, or openings)
* KINDLY INCLUDE “crippsmas” in the email subject line!
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