At the close of a difficult year, Marquis Companies is hoping to end on a positive note for long-term care residents at its Hope Village campus in Canby, with a first-of-its-kind, walk-through holiday light display.
Activity Director Courtney Hohensee tells The Canby Current that this time of year, she would normally be organizing a series of the ever-popular “Christmas lights drives.”
“We usually drive around Canby several times a week and check out everybody’s lights,” she says. “We have a full bus every time. Everyone loves it.”
Because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic — to which those who are older and infirm are known to be more at risk — that won’t be possible this year.
If Hohensee and Marquis Hope Village couldn’t bring residents to the lights, they decided to bring the lights to their residents, with a crowd-sourced display that the community is helping put on.