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Elliott: Lighting Up Danvers

Christine Elliott's home is one of two on Arthur Street lit up to the nines for the holidays.

Name: Christine Elliott

Street: Arthur Street

Family: Husband Shawn and children Lindsey and Brooke

Occupation: Director of Cirticulum for the Tri-Town School Union

Hobbies: "I love to bake, will dabble in anything crafty, love the beach and traveling and I support Shawn's decorating addiction."

Each year for the last five years the Elliott family and their next door neighbors, Glenn and Lorna Boudreau, light up Arthur Street with their holiday display. Christine said it gets bigger each year, but it isn't a competition for Shawn and Glen, instead chosing to work on and plan it together. Many of the folks that come by to look ask if they can make a donation. Shawn always declined as he was doing this because he wanted to. Then they thought... we can raise money for a great cause!

The families chose Children's Hospital for several reasons.  They wanted their children to get a better understanding of giving at the holiday season. Shawn's sister Lisa works as a nurse at Children's Hospital and giving to the children who aren't able to be at home at Christmas was a way to help make the season a little brighter.  Christine also said that although they are very fortunate that their chidlren are very healthy, their daugher Brooke did have minor surgery at Children's a few years ago and the staff there were wonderful. .

Favorite Book: The Help

Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music

How long have you lived in Danvers:  "For most of my life, I lived in New Jersey for one year and Peabody for three but otherwise always in Danvers."

Why did you choose Danvers: "We both grew up and here love what it has to offer, the school system has always been good and the conviencve to everything is great.  We can walk to the mall, downtown- it's great!"

Dream Vacation: Italy

Favorite Shop:

Favorite Eatery: Texas Road House

Where would people find you around town: "On the sidelines at , on the bleachers at the , downtown or at the mall."

What would you like to see changed in town:  "I can't think of anything major, we are happy with the town and with the efforts of the school system is making to always improve."

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