2008-12-05 / Community

Light Up A Miracle At 'The Little North Pole'

By Kizzy Thompson

Santa's reindeers have been spotted entertaining the crowd. Santa's reindeers have been spotted entertaining the crowd. The Muré family will light up a miracle on Saturday, December 6, as they turn on the lights of the Little North Pole at 144-03 Neponsit Avenue at 6 p.m. sharp. Every December Joe and Maritza Muré transform their home into "The Little North Pole," a magical winter-wonderland.

What initially began as an event that was attended by approximately 200 people quickly became a community celebration that draws thousands of people. The array of countless lights is accompanied by gigantic toy soldiers, dancing lawn figures, live entertainment, music, food, celebrities and toys for every child.

There will be special appearances by Emcee Goumba Johnny from WKTU 103.5, Tony Sirica, aka Paulie Walnuts of the "Sopranos," a live performance by Judy Torres and the guest of honor, Santa Claus who, with Mrs. Claus, have been known to arrive on an extended fire engine ladder.

The event is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children's Diabetes Center at Peninsula Hospital, who have received more than $100,000 annually, from donations given by the thousands of people who attend the holiday spectacular. Joe and Maritza Muré strive to ease the pain of children who suffer from Juvenile Diabetes. Each year they open their home and their hearts to children of all ages and share with them a memory that will last a lifetime.

The Muré family home lights up the neighborhood. The Muré family home lights up the neighborhood. Santa speaks to a crowd of thousands. Santa speaks to a crowd of thousands.

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