Sherman Woods is a popular destination around the holidays as the neighborhood comes together to put on an enchanting lights display that is a sight to behold. For the fourth year, the Sherman Woods Homeowners Association in Port Huron decided to use the attraction as a means of helping the community. The Association is reporting its Red Kettle holiday bell-ringing program raised $4,031 to assist the St. Clair County Salvation Army’s annual fundraising campaign.
The funds were raised by volunteer residents of the association managing a Red Kettle drop off during six weekend evenings recently. Visitors made donations while touring the Sherman Woods location to view the Christmas light displays the neighborhood presents each year.
Fred Kemp, President of the Sherman Woods Homeowners Association, said it was the fourth year they “have helped the Red Kettle drive and for the first time it was expanded to six weekend nights.” As a result, the donations collected exceeded last year’s by about $1,000. Kemp believes the act was truly a great display of “Christmas giving by residents volunteering and every visitor to the neighborhood who contributed.”
The funds helped to provide gifts and food for families in need during the holiday season. The neighborhood is located off of Gratiot Avenue, just south of Holland Avenue in Port Huron.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.