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Dan Rossi (left) and grandson Dominic Steinhauser, both of Frankfort, stand by one of the 130 Christmas inflatables donated to Dominic for his CHARGE Christmas event on Thursday, Dec. 19. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Hickory Creek Middle School choir members (left to right) Jaime O’Sullivan, Logan Venable, Abby Shanesy, Kylie Steinhauser, Lia Delage and Jayden Alexander sing holiday songs Thursday, Dec. 19, at the CHARGE Christmas event in front of the Steinhauser home in Frankfort.
Joey Druetzler, 4, of Mokena, looks at the inflatable Christmas decorations donated to the Steinhauser family.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
5:21 pm CST December 20, 2019

Dominic Steinhauser was the boy of the hour. 

Playing the perfect host, he guided visitors around his yard on Thursday, Dec. 19, to see about 130 blow-up holiday figures decorating the family home for CHARGE Christmas. From Darth Vader to PJ Max Cat boy, each one had a special part in the evening. 

The concept first originated last fall when Dominic’s mother, Deanna Steinhauser, told Dominic the family would get him an inflatable Christmas decoration if he could get through a medical procedure. Dominic then wished for 100 inflatable figures.