ST. CLOUD -- You can visit the North Pole right here in St. Cloud over the next few days.

Jim Schroden and Chuck Stenger have transformed their home into a winter wonderland full of Christmas Trees, wreaths and other holiday decor.

Stenger says the idea began in the 1970s when he would entertain his clients over the holidays.

"I entertained my clients because I didn't like writing Christmas cards, so they came to the house and it grew into this. We decorate for people to come out to enjoy the holiday look," says Stenger.

This is the third year of the North Pole theme, and Stenger says they have many volunteers who help decorate, cook and provide drinks for the event.

The night consists of food, drinks, live music, and a silent auction with all proceeds going to cancer research.

"It's a really hard thing to know all these loved ones have died because there isn't enough research and I feel it's necessary to continue to raise money," says Stenger.

Due to limited parking, transportation will be provided by Voight's Bus Service from St. John's Epsicopal Church to the home.

It's a free will donation to tour the home, located at 637 Roosevelt Road, and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Stenger says all trees, decorations and other holiday items will be for sale on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)