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Winter 2020

Results for the 44th Year

Although Christmas Storybook Land’s humongous indoor display was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, the CSBL crew were busy thinking outside the box to create a fun and festive holiday for the community.

 

 



Sharing Scenes With Community Drive-Thru Events

Christmas Storybook Land scenes kept popping up around Albany throughout the season! CSBL spread holiday cheer by setting up 13 outdoors displays at the Brookdale at Heritage Plaza Senior Living community drive-thru. Also, CSBL displays were shared with Love Inc. of Albany for their children’s drive-thru event.

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Supporting Fish Of Albany

Christmas Storybook Land’s Santa and Mrs. Claus joined the YMCA Reverse Veterans Parade and collected 875 food items and over $626 in cash from generous parade attendees for Fish of Albany food pantry.  Thanks to all parade attendees for your generous donations!

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Christmas Storybook Land created and operated a food drive to collect food by soliciting 20 wonderful Albany businesses who placed collection foods in their businesses for over a month.

Due to the generous donations of citizens Albany, CSBL was able to present 5,723 food items to the Fish of Albany food pantry on their behalf.

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Santa with Food for Fish of Albany
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Holly Ryan Fish Director receives CSBL Certificate
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Unloading Food at the Fish Warehouse

Special Thanks to:

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37,000

visitors during the 2-week presentation

27,800

food items collected for Fish of Albany food pantry

Over 500

hardworking volunteers participated

88

corporate sponsors donated materials, services, or funds

52

individual sponsors donated materials, services, or funds

Santa Mrs Claus Cesar the Llama
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Cesar the No Drama Llama

Our Volunteers

Over 500 volunteers created, operated, and dismantled the 120-scene wonderland this year. Thank you for being a part of Christmas Storybook Land.

 

We want thank all of our volunteers who help out with every aspect of Christmas Storybook Land. You are the lifeblood of this organization throughout the entire year: from creating and repairing scenes during the year, to Setup Day, all throughout the event, for special days such as Seniors, Veterans and Special Needs Day, School Tours, and Star Wars Day, to Take Down Day. Thank you!

Volunteers in Action Gallery

 

Star Wars Day 2019

Our guests were treated to a visit 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 the photos from Star Wars Day 2019 here!

Thank-You Winter Gathering

We hosted a Thank-You Dinner & Winter Gathering in January honored special volunteers recommended by the board with distinquished service pins.  Guests enjoyed a white elephant gift exchange after dinner.

View the photos from the thank you dinner here!