Community pulls together to bring back the tradition.
After suffering through the Colby Fire of 2014, the beloved Glendora Christmas Star was left nonfunctional and in disrepair. There are a few versions of the star’s history and origination, but all stories lead to the endearing place it holds in Glendora’s traditions.
To complicate the situation, the lot on which it stands was for sale. The uncertain future of the property delayed the refurbishment of this longstanding Glendora institution. New owners would likely develop the lot, and the star’s destiny was in jeopardy.
The star lot sold in 2017 to the Hallman family. Wes and Silvana Hallman are excited about returning to Wes’ hometown of Glendora after his Air Force career. Wes is working with Grady Construction to include the star’s place in their forthcoming development of the lot. PWC, Inc is providing labor and materials to refurbish the structure. “We are honored to have the star on our lot and are committed to maintaining it on the original property”, says Hallman.
With the joint efforts of the North Glendora Gate Association, Glendora Rotary, Glendora Kiwanis, Grady Construction, PWC Inc., and the Hallman Family, the star will shine once again.
The official re-lighting of the star will happen in-time for the 2018 Glendora Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting on November 16th. The star will regain its place shining over the Glendora Village throughout the holiday season.
If you’d like to donate to the star restoration efforts please do so here: http://www.glendorachristmasstar.com/