Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Home Depot in Waterbury CT Celebrates the Festival of Lights

Home Depot in Waterbury CT Celebrates the Festival of Lights

Home Depot in Waterbury CT Celebrates the Festival of Lights

There was something about the music at the Waterbury CT Home Depot today that was slightly out of the norm. The songs had a Holiday tone, but the words were strange to me.  

As I was getting over to the cashier's area a cluster of children and adults caught my eye. They were focused on each other and watching the kids activities.  It seemed to be more of a kids' birthday celebration than the normal Home Depot style of instructional presentation.  A closer look saw the kids busy at assembly something on the make-shift table they had.  

Then it all made sense to me.  The music, the kids and the pieces they were making, menorahs made of wood.

I had to ask the attendant from Home Depot what they were doing and got a very detailed explanation.

Home Depot Menorrah

Every year at this time, Home Depot holds a free promotion for Jewish youths to came and make a menorah to celebrate Hanukkah. All the materials are donated by Home Depot and for the few hours the kids are there the music are their typical Holiday songs, some of which bear a striking resemblance to some of the less religious songs of the season.

The kids were having a ball, with the assembly,  the glue, painting the menorahs and just being, kids.

For those in the Greater Waterbury Area, the Festival of lights is a religious tradition for the re-dedication of the temples. It is observed for 8 nights and each day a candle on the menorah is lit with the 9th candle being identified from the rest by a higher position on the Menorah.

Being in the Season of Hanukkah, this once a year day offered by Home Depot was most appreciated.

 

Home Depot in Waterbury CT Celebrates the Festival of Lights

 

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsEd Silva • December 06 2015 05:52PM

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Ed that is a great idea.  I wonder if other Home Depots also do the same thing.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Ed what an awesome idea by Home Depot... what was this store called before it was Home Depot...??? I have been trying to recall without hope... I used to go to it as a new home owner....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

Cheers for the festival of lights Ed.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 2 years ago

 Good Monday morning Ed. That is a wonderful idea and a great way to generate community spirit.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Ed. This is one of those cases where big business has integrated beautifully into the community, very smart on their part.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 2 years ago

Endre Barath, Jr.   There was a limber yard there called J C Smith and they sold the land off to a developer that brought in Home Depot.

Noah Seidenberg   The kids were having a great time and event the HD staff were getting into it as well.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 2 years ago

Michael Thornton   that it was and so many people walked by without  noticing and possibly even oblivious to the fact that the singing was not in English.

Joe Petrowsky  This was a great effort  their part and not the first time they had done I was told by one of the staff helping them.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 2 years ago

Hi Ed, well done Waterbury CT festival of lights report.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 2 years ago

What a great way to give back to the community!

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 2 years ago

Now, that speaks VOLUMES about Home Depot! A first, gotta say. Could "kids" be any age?? I would've wanted to plop myself down and learn and create, too. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Gateway to the Lake" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) almost 2 years ago

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