Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Joey Conway is being recognized by the Metta Students Foundation for collecting donations to benefit The Tomorrow Fund and Coventry Food Bank at his popular Christmas light display in Western Coventry.
Kind, generous and caring are the words used by many to describe Coventry High School senior Joseph Conway. Each holiday season, the 18-year-old creates a winter wonderland of Christmas lights, figurines and music at his family's home in Western Coventry - a project that he begins planning for shortly after New Year's Day. Apart from spreading holiday cheer throughout his neighborhood, for the past three years, he has been using the display to collect non-perishable items for the Coventry Food Bank, and this past winter added The Tomorrow Fund as a beneficiary, also. “My light display consists of 33,000 lights. My main reason for putting up the display is seeing the kids smile,” said Conway. It is that spirit and dedication that made …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Crazy Christmas House and Conway Christmas Lights Extravaganza raised more than $9,000 for local charitable organizations.
Aside from illuminating their front yards with Christmas lights, figurines and holiday music, Tyler Horrocks and Joey Conway have been busy collecting donations for charity during the holidays. Tyler, the creator of the "Crazy Christmas House" light display at 9 Blue Spruce Dr. in Wood Estates, set out in November to collect $7,500 to benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Vistors of the 67,151-lightbulb display came in droves nightly from Nov. 24 to Dec. 29 and were given the opportunity to donate towards the cause. And donate they did. Tyler's final tally was $8,184.14, surpassing his goal by nearly $700. "I'd like to thank everyone who came out and supported us here at the Crazy Christmas House," said Tyler. "It was an …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Christmas light display on Maple Valley Road raises donations for the Coventry Food Bank and The Tomorrow Fund.
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- Lauren Costa
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Christmas season is alive and well at Joey Conway's home thanks to his festive collection of lights, figures and decorations that adorn the front yard and driveway of 265 Maple Valley Road. Joey, 17, is a Coventry High School senior, who began helping his dad create the winter wonderland as soon as he could climb a ladder, and in recent years has taken over the display with the help of his younger brother, Matt. The Conway Christmas Lights Extravaganza was officially lit for the 2012 season on Thanksgiving night and has already drawn quite a crowd. This year's display contains 32,000 lights that blink in time with Christmas tunes - up 5,000 from last year when Joey won radio station Lite Rock 105's Christmas Light Contest. Dozens of …