Tuesday, December 09, 2014
TOP STORY >> 70,000 lightbulbs for Christmas
By JEFFREY SMITH
Leader staff writer
North Pulaski County residents Rodney and JoAnn Davis have turned on the light display at their home, 9604 Jacksonville Conway Road, again as Christmas approaches.
“The Griswolds have nothing up against me,” Rodney Davis said, referring to 1989 holiday favorite National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.”
He has decorated his house and yard for the past 13 years. This year, Rodney Davis changed the display by adding 13 trees of lights and two trees that fade in and out along the house.
“We do it so people will enjoy it. So many neighbors want to see the lights,” Rodney Davis said.
Rodney Davis started working on the display the weekend following Halloween. It takes four weeks to put together the whole display of 70,000 lights, he said. They are turned on from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. His favorite pieces are the Nativity scene and the Noel sign.
“I leave them on all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas so Santa can see it. My satisfaction is hearing the oohs and aahs and seeing the flash bulbs going off. Church groups will pull up and sing carols,” Rodney Davis said.
“The light display is dedicated to my wife and my grandchildren,” he added.
Posted by THE LEADER at 8:28 PM