A Christmas Story Anniversary

I have been involved in putting together several special events.  Celebrating this classic movie shown every year at Christmas, all day long, over and over again, was one of my favorites.  Twenty years after the original movie was shot, we were able to track down all the child stars, Darren McGavin, director Bob Clark, and several crew members.  We were also able to coordinate this with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and collected over 1200 toys by making a donated toy the price of admission to this special showing.   Before the screening, we arranged for a private dining room in a local restaurant so we could surprise our guests with their Christmas dinner that was ‘ruined’ when the dogs ran through the kitchen.  No, it wasn’t at Bo Ling, but it was a turkey dinner with all the fixins’.

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