2018-12-06 / Front Page

‘Night of Lights’ set for Dec. 15

The fifth annual “Night of Lights” display, hosted by Debra Poland and Teresa Burgess, has been set for 6-10 p.m., Saturday, December 15.

“Come and enjoy our seasonal music synchronized to our lights. Come watch as animated Christmas trees sing your favorite songs. Let the season take you back to your childhood, and make new memo­ries. Back up to the bonfire, roast marshmallows if you like, and con­sider adopting a pet this Christmas. What wonderful things to do this Christmas,” Poland said.

Santa is making a special trip from the North Pole to have photos made with pets and families with proceeds to benefit local rescue, LC PAWS. “Park in front of the house, and watch Santa as he peeps every now and then out of my win­dow. This is also the best point of view for the actual light show. Tune your radio to FM 88.1 and enjoy the sounds of the season,” she continued.

When driving through, visitors are asked to turn their headlights off and to turn on their parking lights.

Parking for the lights display is limited due to the size of the yard, but there is plenty of parking on the shoulders of the highway. Guests are reminded to use caution as they park and should make sure they are off the highway. “Be careful walking across the highway, and please hold your children’s hands,” Poland said. If pets are present to have photos made with Santa, they must always be on a leash and un­der control.

As visitors approach the lighted areas, please stay on the drive, and watch for incoming vehicles.

“We request that there is no walk­ing through the displays or lighted areas, because there are computer cables, electrical lines, and high voltage controllers everywhere, and you could get injured – it is for your protection and ours,” Poland added.

Donations of canned goods will be accepted for the Lincolnton Food Pantry, along with donations of pet food, litter, and bedding sup­plies for LC PAWS. Monetary do­nations would also be welcomed to assist LC PAWS with medical bills for animals that are vetted. If you have a monetary donation, make the check payable to LC PAWS, and a receipt will be sent to you for tax purposes.

Several pets will be on site for adoption. Lab mix puppies, com­monly known as our chocolates, and a few others that are one-year plus will be available. All animals up for adoption have either been spayed or neutered (or soon will be) and all are up to date on all vac­cinations. Adoption fees are $150 per pet.

Leonard Jones will be pres­ent painting on tin, and a painting will be raffled during the Night of Lights. At the parade, LC PAWS directors will be selling tickets as well as LC PAWS bandanas and calendars – also during the Night of Lights.

“We hope this becomes a part of your family’s holiday traditions,” Poland concluded. “We encourage everyone to come out and join in the celebration of this most won­derful time of the year and enjoy the lights, seasonal music, bonfire, other surprises. Please remember we are asking for donations that night of pet food and supplies, canned goods, and monetary do­nations. Lincoln County has such a need for animal rescue, and LC Paws can’t do it alone.”

The Night of Lights is located at 2173 Augusta Highway, Lincoln­ton. A rain date will be designated in the case of inclement weather.

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