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Kisoro Kids Hits the Tinsel Trail

It was a cold, blustery day when your Kisoro Kids Board met for coffee and headed over to Huntsville’s Big Spring Park for some serious decorating. That’s right! For the first time ever, Kisoro Kids is part of Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail!


For those of you not in the area, Tinsel Trail is an annual display of beautiful Christmas trees chosen and decorated by area nonprofits, organizations and families for the purpose of promoting community. And thousands walk the Trail every year.


So, with quickly cooling coffee in hand, the Board crossed the street and got started. Karen stood in line to register and get the signs while the other Board members, pulling a wagon stuffed with decorations, walked the park in search of a tree.


It didn’t take long. There she was, just around the first bend, leaning a little to one side, waiting for them to find her.


“She is perfect,” they said.


They stuck the spikes holding the QR code sign Amy designed in the ground and declared her to be the Kisoro Kids tree. Then they unloaded ornaments, ribbon and lights.


Karen headed up the light brigade as helpers wrapped the tree four times over, then Susan worked her magic with the beautiful ribbon she’d made from fabric that perfectly displayed Kisoro Kids’ colors. Next up were the handmade photo ornaments Laurie put together. Amy and her little helper, Susan’s grandson, hot glued any holes shut because nothing ruins a photo better than rain. Finally came all the animals Susan had turned into ornaments with her handy hot glue gun.



Then the coolest thing happened. A gentleman who was decorating his own tree wandered over.


“What is Kisoro Kids?” he asked.


He was impressed with the five-minute explanation and took a photo of the QR code, which immediately pulled up the website.


“This is the very kind of thing I like supporting,” he said. “I’m going to check this out later.”


And we have every confidence he did just that — as soon as he got home and behind a hot cup of coffee.




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