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Let there be lights
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It’s time to light up the season with the glow from Christmas lights. Many local residents deck their homes and yard area with lights, inflatables and displays for the holidays, and we want to see them.
If you are interested in visitors driving by your home or business to view your decorations and lights, let us know here at the Standard, and we will publish the list on a regular basis.
Include your family name, address and phone number (if we need to contact you) and we will add it to our list of prospective sites to visit.
Irving College community resident Ben Kelly at 220 Slaughter Bend Road wants folks to take a drive to the country and view the family’s light display.
“We have approximately 100,000 lights on the house, barn, fence and other displays around the property,” said Kelly. “We want people to enjoy our lights, because we do it out of love, and the spirit of Christmas.”
At the Kelly’s, guests can enjoy the dancing lights to music from their car radio. By tuning in to station 88.1, the lights and music are synchronized, providing a lovely presentation. Several popular songs are played, such as “Frozen's” "Let it Go," and "The Ninja Turtle Song," as well as assorted Christian songs.
“We started doing this because of our children, and their enjoyment,” said Kelly. “Now I want the community to also enjoy it. It is totally free, but we do ask folks to bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.”
Either call the Southern Standard at 473-2191 or email lifestyles@southernstandard.com to be added to the list.