SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Presented By Lone Star Santas
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
LEGACY AWARD WINNERS
Over the past few years, we have created and presented the ‘Spirit of Christmas Legacy Award’ to several people.
2015 Tony Gullo
Tony is the owner of Gullo Motors with three auto dealerships located in Conroe, Texas. He is well known for his Christmas Spirit and huge Santa heart providing many of his philanthropic efforts to the children and families of Montgomery County.
Tony has also presented $30,000 to our ‘Convoy of Toys’© charity support.
The first award was a glass award. We since have elected to use a walnut plaque as shown next.
2016 Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale
Mattress Mack is a legionary, energetic and giving businessman from Houston who owns and operates the Gallery Furniture retail chain. He is most generous to families who have been affected by disasters. His giving spirit continues to support our Mission of providing Love, Hope and Joy to Children and Families Affected by Natural Disasters.
2017 Sadie Keller
Sadie is a young lady who suffered with cancer. However, as well as being a fighter, she collected toys to give to her fellow patients through her many years in hospitals. Fortunately, she recently was declared free of cancer. She has continued to be recognized by many with her giving spirit.
2018 Gordon Hartman
Gordon Hartman, inspired by daughter, Morgan, established the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. They created Morgan’s Wonderland, the Academy at Morgan’s as a special place for individuals of all abilities to learn and have fun together. Gordon is an example of Empathy, Compassion, Kindness and Giving while spreading Love, Hope and Joy throughout the San Antonio community.
2019 Scott and Phil Medlin – Santa’s Wonderland
Let it be known that Scott and Phil Medlin embody the true Spirit of Christmas. They, along with their wonderful staff have created Santa’s Wonderland … the Largest Christmas attraction in the state of Texas. In over 20 years, Santa’s Wonderland has been a special place for families to enjoy over 3-Million Lights on a mile and a half long wondering trail, a life-sized Christmas Village, unique shops, live entertainment and a mouth-watering Texas-sized food experience. And … of course … Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus spreading Love, Hope and Joy. Let us all be led by their example spreading Christmas Joy and of supporting several local charities and organizations.
2019 Russell “Cheeto” Musquiz
Russell “Cheeto” Musquiz embodies the true Spirit of Christmas. He, along with his beautiful wife, Mary and their wonderful staff have created Bull Printing Graphics. Cheeto displays Love, Hope and Joy in everything he does and certainly displays the importance of family … not only with their employees but especially with their clients. Lone Star Santas is fortunate to be part of this family. We thank Cheeto for designing and wrapping two of our Convoy of Toys trailers, believing in our mission and for supporting us with several very successful toy drives.