My wife and I have spent several Thanksgivings in Idyllwild the past 10 years and have enjoyed the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

Two years ago, an LA weatherman was the guest emcee and I smelled trouble. We didn’t come last year, but did this year and were disappointed to find roughly 1,500 people there, this time with celebrity emcee and entertainers. The community feel was crushed beneath the mass. It’s your party, and this is just a comment.

Michael Grant,
La Mesa