The Hill family has had one of the better area Christmas displays the last several years. This year, on top of giving locals the Christmas spirit, they are also helping the community give back.
The display for this year is even bigger and better than in previous years. Nicole Hill is looking forward to everyone coming out to see the family’s display.
“We have some amazing things we are going to debut this year and we are so excited for you all to see it.”
A new addition this year, the Hill’s will be collecting non perishables for The Veterans Association of Bristol County as well as accepting donations for the Anna-Paula Ferreira Memorial Scholarship. Anna-Paula was a family member who passed away unexpectedly this past May. 100% of donations will go directly to the scholarship, according to Hill.
The mission of the Anna-Paula Ferreira Memorial Scholarship is to aid graduates from the Fall River SER Jobs for Progress program in achieving higher education by means of providing financial support to graduates, in order to breakdown the financial barriers that keep students from pursuing their higher education. The scholarship is awarded annually to one carefully selected graduate of the SER Jobs program, who shows great promise in furthering their education. The Scholarship is awarded at the SER Jobs for Progress graduation ceremony each year in July, by Anna-Paula Ferreira’s Son, Timothy Ferreira.
“The Scholarship was created by the family of Anna-Paula, to continue the work she was so passionate about. Anna-Paula specialized in working with less fortunate parents and young adults, helping them pursue a quality education, jobs, as well as assistance for living. During her career, she helped countless people in need. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with cancer, and passed away 6 months later, leaving behind her family, friends, and work. It is the wish of her family, and the mission of this scholarship, to continue her work, aiding the less fortunate achieve greatness, through education.”
In addition to the fantastic light display, the Hills are having a visit from Santa at their home on December 14th (weather permitting) with hot cocoa and refreshments from 6-9p.m.
The light display at 63 Patton Avenue in Somerset has a walk thru area and you can also leave a letter to Santa. Make sure to leave a return address and your child will receive a letter back as well as a certificate. The total show itself is 50 minutes long.
The Hill’s encourage onlookers to come by, get out of your car, and take pictures.