In the heart of the Great Depression, a forty-five foot star brought hope back into the lives of the citizens of Castle Rock, Colorado. Gather around the Christmas tree more than seventy years later as Grandpapa tells his grandchildren about the time the star was built in Staci McCormack’s Mingled Blessings. Staci McCormack is an elementary school principal. Having been a member of Douglas County and the growing Castle Rock community for more than twenty years, she is passionately fueled to carry on the stories of the town’s beginnings. Staci resides in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband and son.