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 …
"The Crazy Christmas House" in Coventry will kick-off its seventh year on Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Lauren Costa
Saturday, November 24, 2012
While most people begin gearing up for the Christmas season right around Thanksgiving, Coventry resident Tyler Horrocks begins at bit earlier - in August. This holiday season marks the seventh year that Horrocks has built an awe-inspiring light display in the front yard of his family's home at 9 Blue Spruce Drive - a display that takes much longer than the average weekend to prepare. "I start in August by preparing the yard, cutting overgrown tree limbs, moving bushes if necessary, then I move on to designing and painting the scenery…by November I start to lay all of the connection points and by then there's always work to do on it," he explained. "From August to January, I'm 100 percent Christmas all the way, even my iPod, except for …