The Twelve Days of Christmas are here and the 2018 holiday season is heating up! Whether you celebrate Christmas, or you just finished celebrating Hanukkah, happy holidays!
This year for the holidays Lessard Builders made it our mission to go above and beyond anything we’d done before to spread cheer and help the less fortunate people of Delaware. Over the past few weeks everyone at Lessard Builders has been as busy as Santa’s elves, but we wanted to take a moment to talk a bit about the holidays at Lessard Builders and what we’ve been up to.
Lewes Christmas Parade
How many of you love spreading holiday cheer loud and wide for all to hear? Yes, we borrowed that line from Elf and it precisely describes Lessard’s first big holiday event happening of 2018; The Lewes Christmas Parade! On Saturday, December 4th the town of Lewes held their 87th annual Lewes Christmas Parade and our team participated in the Christmas parade fun with a custom built Christmas float and costumes we made for the event!
Our Lessard float was themed ‘A Lego Superhero Christmas’ and roughly a dozen members of our team donned custom homemade life-size Lego superhero and supervillain suits to partake in the holiday fun! The float had two parts; A platform built of colored blocks and holiday lights which carried the seven life-size superheroes and a jail cell decorated with holiday lights in the rear that transported three villains. The two-platformed superhero float was driven through the downtown Lewes parade route by Lessard Builders owner Brian Lessard in his white SUV. The Lessard Builders SUV, topped by a white “Built by Lessard Builders” sign, proceeded down the parade route with our heroes and villains waving from the floats while superhero theme songs like “The Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin played in the background. The weather was perfect, all the incredible people that came out were singing and cheering, and kids were so excited to see life-size Lego Batman, Iron Man, Thor and The Joker coming down the parade. We turned down Second Street to a swarm of smiling children. Everything beautiful about the holidays crystalized into one timeless moment. It meant the world to us at Lessard Builders.
It was special to be a part of the 2018 Lewes Christmas parade and to see so many smiling faces for the holidays. We’d like to thank the Lewes Chamber of Commerce for doing an exceptional job with the 2018 parade. Lastly a humble brag, we are proud to say our float earned a 2nd Place trophy in the Commercial Float category and a 2nd Place prize for Best Sound! We have our sights set on trying to spread double the Christmas parade cheer next year!
Toys for Tots
The 2018 holiday season has also been special to us for another reason.
Our owners Brian and Kathy Lessard come from large families and know how difficult on a family the holidays can be. Coming from a family of more than a half dozen, owner Brian Lessard was determined this holiday season to do more than only participating in a night of holiday parade cheer. We wanted to do our best to ensure every child across Delmarva is smiling on Christmas morning with presents to open. This holiday season Lessard Builders was a US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program official Toys for Tots Toy Drop location for our first time!
Our model home The Saltaire acted as an official Toys for Tots Toy Drop location beginning in early November until last Saturday, December 8th. Dozens of toys were dropped off during that time and we’re so grateful for all the children on Christmas morning who we may have helped. We’d like to thank every Lessard homeowner, every construction industry colleague and every friend and neighbor who pitched in by donating a toy. You all helped us make our first ever time hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive a success, thank you.
Lessard Builders is proud to also have sponsored three of Delmarva Broadcasting’s local radio stations as they broadcast live last Saturday from the site of three Toys for Tots Toy Drive locations, in: Georgetown, Milford, and Berlin/Ocean City MD. Between the three locations thousands of toys were collected- all of which we are told will stay right here locally and given to families in need across Delmarva. Our very own Christina Lessard brought and delivered our two huge boxes of toys to Toys for Tots last Saturday as well!
We are so excited to have pitched a hand in with Toys for Tots to make the holidays brighter. The idea of children not having a Christmas morning just doesn’t sit well with us.