WEST ALLIS — West Allis' Candy Cane Lane begins in less than two weeks, and the organizers are still looking for volunteers.
Candy Cane Lane is a yearly tradition that both raises money for the MACC Fund, and brings the holiday spirit to West Allis.
It all started back in 1984 when neighbors wrapped their trees in honor of a neighborhood child battling cancer. People began to drive through to check it out and were asked to make donations. It was then that Candy Cane Lane was born.
Each year, homeowners wrap their trees like candy canes for the holidays and ask residents to drive through the neighborhood to check it out. Prior to driving through, visitors are asked to make a donation for the MACC Fund which raises money to fight childhood cancer and blood disorders.
Last year alone, Candy Cane Lane raised $110K for the fund. Throughout the years, they've made a total of $2.1 million.
Candy Cane Lane runs from Montana Avenue on the north to Oklahoma Avenue on the south, and from 96th Street on the west to 92nd Street on the East.
You can drive through the area and make a donation to the MACC Fund. If you can't make it but still wish to make a donation, you can click here.
Candy Cane Lane organizers are also looking for volunteers on the following days to help run the event:
Nov. 30 7:30-9PM: 1 volunteer
Dec. 13 6:30-8PM: 1 volunteer
Dec. 14 6-7:30PM: 2 volunteers
Dec. 18 9-10PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 20 8-10PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 23 9-10PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 25 5-6:30PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 25 8-10PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 26 6:30-8PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 26 8-10PM: 4 volunteers
Dec. 27 8-10PM: 4 volunteers
If you wish to volunteer, you can email the Candy Cane Lane volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.