Thank You!

We, Chad & Angela Koosman, would like to thank all of our friends, family, neighbors, supporters and sponsors for last year’s great success. With everyone’s help we were able to raise $57,000 for our local Willmar Salvation Army. Over the past four years, we have raised over $170,000! Thank you to all who made this possible

New for the 2013-14 Season

This year we decided to get creative with our expansion plans and have developed a little competition…HER tree and HIS tree.

Her tree…Angela’s tree will be 40 feet tall boasting 4,600 Christmas lights and 142 strobe lights which will flash and glimmer like you are in Hollywood! If that is not enough, we urge you to bring your ice skates…as a 100’ ice skating rink will encompass HER magnificent tree.

His tree…Chad’s tree will also be 40 feet tall and illuminate 4,575 light bulbs…all of which will dance to the music. With every beat of the music a different sequence of lights will occur. This tree can move slowly in its transitions to the flow of Amazing Grace or can rapidly beat to the song of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Your vote “like” will matter!! Please follow us on Facebook and “like” your favorite tree between December 1st and 20th!

Finally, in our updates for 2013-14 season we have created a remembrance memorial for a dear friend of ours who visited us last year and whom we have come to know greater through the lights. During the song Amazing Grace, you will see Angels fluttering in the sky above and around the cross.

Over the past few years, we have been able to meet many amazing people and share in wonderful celebrations of life, engagements, weddings and so much more. If you have a special request, please let us know and we will do all we can to accommodate.

May God bless you all this holiday season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior,
Chad and Angela Koosman

How Your Support Helps

We enjoy sharing our love for the holiday season with our friends, neighbors and others through the magic of holiday lights.

For the last 4 years, I have been doing a Christmas light display at my house. It started out as something that I really enjoyed doing, as I am a bit goofy when it comes to Christmas lights. Over the past few years, my display has evolved to the point that I feel that it should be shared with everyone, and used to inspire and inform others about the Joy of Giving.

Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends and look back on the past year. A time to think of how blessed each one of us are. Most importantly, it is a time to remember the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Have you ever wondered what Christmas would be like if you had to worry what to feed your family, wondering if that last five dollars should buy your child a present or if you should put it towards your past due utility bills? Friends, there are hard working families in our community that face that very situation on a daily basis, and they need our help. The Willmar Salvation Army helps these families get back on their feet so that they can become independent again.