With the holiday season now upon us, a tradition for many in the Blue Water Area is to take an evening drive to see Christmas light displays. Perhaps the most popular neighborhood this time of year is Port Huron’s Sherman Woods Subdivision, where spectators will be greeted with hundreds of oversized lighted ornaments decorating the trees that line the north end neighborhood. The increase in traffic this time of year has prompted the neighborhood to put all of that holiday cheer to good use, by raising funds for the Salvation Army.
Sherman Woods Homeowners Association President Fred Kemp says the neighborhood collect the funds in a Red Kettle that will be placed at the corner of Armour Street and LaSalle Boulevard. Donations will be accepted Friday and Saturday evenings for the next three weekends. The Salvation Army Band is also expected to perform in the neighborhood and Santa Claus is expected to make several visits too. Last year, $11,000 were raised for the Red Kettle campaign, with a total over $22,000 since the start of bell ringing in 2016.