To The Dalles Chronicle and Citizens of Wasco County; first of all we would like to thank The Dalles Chronicle and especially Tom Peterson for the wonderful article and pictures of “Bert’s Star” being readied for the holiday season.

A second special thank you to Gabe and Louis Red Cloud who once again literally risked life and limb to replace ALL the light bulbs with new LED strip lights which will make the star brighter, use less electricity, and increase the life of the bulbs. This process was tested on the Chinook Star last year with great success.

Four stars will be lit at the conclusion of the Starlight Parade on Friday, Nov. 23. This is possible because of committed volunteers and the generous donations we receive from you in the community as well as strangers who find themselves inspired as they drive through the Gorge from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day.

If you are interested in becoming a member of “The Fun Group” or would like to make a donation to the Star Fund, please contact Ross Bailey, 819 E. 8th Street, The Dalles, 541-993-2806.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. We think you are going to be Star-Struck!

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