Lingering lights of the season keep Alaskans warm

Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010

As the Alaskan days slowly start getting longer, the nights continue to sparkle with the dcor of the season. From the creative trees decorated by the various Central Peninsula Hospital departments to Dale Dolifka's community unity greeting at First National Bank of Alaska in Soldotna, the Holiday warmth continues well into the New Year. "It was Dale's idea, but we love it and hope he leaves it up for awhile," said Frankie White at Dolifka law offices in the FNBA building.

"I start bringing things out the end of September and I won't start putting them away until the end of January. In Spanish culture the three kings arrived with their gifts during Epiphany which is celebrated January 5th also known as Kings Day. My mother really likes it too, it gives me a feeling of home and reminds me of my family in Mexico when I was a little girl. My aunt's house was magnificent and I would love to go there. Some of those things I still have and brought with me from Mexico. Most of them are hand made, I love to cross stitch the decorations and do a little bit all year long. In this way I keep the spirit of Christmas which is the spirit of giving alive all year long and when I became a Christian the meaning was even stronger for me," Veronica Delgado told the Dispatch. Now a U.S. Citizen Veronica practices the spirit of giving at the Acapulco Restaurant in Soldotna where she works through out the year.



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