Christmas Acres Donates More Than $40,000 To Christian Needs Center

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Steve Kolker (left) and Susan Van Driel (right) with the Christian Needs Center are shown with Rob Scheitler (center) as he presents several checks that amount to more than $40,000.  The money was collected from donations from visitors of the Christmas Acres light display.

(Le Mars) — The family of Rob and Joyce Scheitler from Christmas Acres made a donation to the Christian Needs Center Monday morning. Christmas Acres is an elaborate display of Christmas lights located about six miles west
of Le Mars. This year, according to Rob Scheitler, a new record was set with the collection of donations left by visitors of the Christmas Acres exhibit.

Schietler says he was pleasantly surprised at the attendance and the amount of donations contributed. He says there were many large donations that were given this year, and he saw several $100 dollar bills left in the donation box.

Scheitler admits one reason for the record attendance and record setting donations is the weather cooperated.

This was the 24th year the Scheitler family have featured Christmas Acres light display, and Scheitler says more than $100,000 total has been collected for the Christian Needs Center in Le Mars. Scheitler says he wants to thank everyone that attended Christmas acres and submitted a donation.