Watkins Glen International Helps Charlie and Debbie Santi Spread Christmas Cheer

Christmas Display

Watkins Glen International added to the established display with reindeer as part of their support of the Santi Family.


WATKINS GLEN, NY – One of the most popular activities during the holiday season is driving throughout the Southern Tier looking at the beautiful light displays that celebrate this special time of year.  In completion of its pledge in 2010, Watkins Glen International presented a $500 donation to Charlie and Debbie Santi of Horseheads, NY. The donation allowed the Santis to add more to their annual Christmas display that is a mainstay of the area. The display was vandalized following Christmas 2010. A tradition for the Santi family, the display was started by Debbie’s late mother, Loretto Chapman, numerous years ago and continues as a tribute to her.

“I really cannot thank Watkins Glen International enough for their donation,” said Charlie Santi.  “A lot of people stop to see our display every year so it seems to mean a lot to the community.  We enjoy putting it up and are really excited to be able to make it even bigger this Christmas because of WGI’s support.”

The $500 donation allowed Santi to purchase an inflatable Frosty the Snowman that illuminates at night, several golden reindeer and hundreds of additional lights.  The full display is near completion and will be up through the New Year.  In addition to the extensive light display, Santa Claus will be making stops at the Santi household every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between now and Christmas.  Families can swing by 6 Hickory Grove Road in Horseheads between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. during those days to meet Santa and enjoy a candy cane.

Tickets for the 2012 season go on-sale on December 5. Fans can learn more about the upcoming race season by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or logging onto the official website. www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday.  Keep up with all of the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebookpage.com/watkinsgleninternational and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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