By The Hight Family - Tony, Christy, Kathlene, Jonathan, Liahna, Wiliam and Sophie.
And God said, “Let there be light;” and there was light
We have 51,198lights synchronized to music via 160 computerized channels, powered by over three-quarters of a mile of extension cord and 10 dedicated circuits.
===2011 Food Donation Totals===
911lbs 6oz of Food Collected This Year for Valley View Community Food Bank
($105 in cash was converted to another 112lbs of food)
===2010 Food Donation Totals===
We collected 591lbs of food for the Vinyard Church North Phoenix Food Bank!! Thanks to all who stopped by and donated. ($54 in cash was converted to 66lbs of food)
My wife and I have given this a lot of thought and it has been a few years in the making, but we have finally decided to retire the display as it is in its current state. We love what we do each year at Christmas which is why this is an extremely hard decision to make. It is even harder when we talk to people and learn how much they love and appreciate the display and come by every year to see it. This hobby of ours has simply grown rather large and like any hobby, the more it becomes a part of your life, the more time and money you begin to put into it and the more it begins to control you as opposed to you controlling it. When you begin looking at the house you buy and the way you trim your trees and landscape your yard based on how it will work with the Christmas lights there is a problem. And now, with the addition of our fifth child in March of this year we have began to re-prioritize things a bit as time is even more precious to us, especially around the holidays.
We have sold all but four controllers, as well as our transmitter and a few display items. We will continue to outline the house with the LED lights as we did in 2011. The star and cross will still be displayed proudly at the peak of our house, but we will no longer animate to music. The outline of the house will do a gradual fade between the four colors and their various combinations so it will still be beautiful and by no means ordinary. This will simply allow us to set up the display in a weekend and be a "normal" family throughout the Christmas holiday...and the rest of the year.
There comes a sense of relief with our decision with our only two regrets being the disappointment of those that have come consistently year to year to see the display and that we will no longer be facilitating food donations after collecting almost 1000lbs last season alone. We thank all of those that have stopped by at some time to see the display and a special thanks to those that donated food to help others in need.
Thank you all and God bless-----
---last updated: April 23, 2012 06:31 PM---
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