2016 Season Highlights

In 2016 Christmas Storybook Land celebrated its 40th year anniversary!  Special surprises were planned for our generous sponsors, hardworking volunteers, our visitors, and community kids.  

  • Our sponsors were presented with a commemorative 40th Anniversary CSBL ornament at a private showing of Christmas Storybook Land.
  • Special volunteers recommended by the board were honored with a commemorative CSBL ornament at the Thank-You Dinner & Winter Gathering.
  • Our guests were treated to TWO visits from Star War characters from Cloud City Garrison a chapter of The 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, a Star Wars Imperial costuming club, and Kashyyyk Base of the Rebel Legion. View our Star Wars Experience photos and video here!
  • For the kids of our community, Christmas Storybook Land teamed up with Toys for Tots, the community service program run by the U.S Marine Corps Reserve, and became a toy collection site for Linn County kids.
  • Our school-tour kids were given a fun classroom activity handout called “Find Roscoe at Christmas Storybook Land” (Roscoe is our resident chimpanzee puppet).

The 2016 season was a grand success with over 32,000 visitors and donation of 20,450 non-perishable food items for our community food bank even though the inclement weather forced four days of closure.   Sincere thanks go to our over 480 volunteers and 130+ sponsors who make Storybook Land possible each year!

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