Lan­don’s Light Show raises over $5,000

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY -

In De­cem­ber, for the fifth year, the Town of Strat­ford could have been con­fused with Las Ve­gas, as Lan­don Holmes pro­vided his mag­i­cal hol­i­day light show con­sist­ing of 30,000 colour­ful lights.

Through­out the hol­i­day sea­son, right up un­til New Year’s Day, hun­dreds of spectators vis­ited Lan­don’s par­ents’ home to en­joy his fa­mous light show and hear the strains of their favourite Christ­mas tunes.

This favourite hol­i­day tra­di­tion stemmed from Lan­don’s wish to hon­our the mem­ory of a close neigh­bour who died af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke.

Each year, the ex­trav­a­ganza at­tracts hun­dreds of spectators who come to lis­ten to their fa­vorite Christ­mas tunes and marvel at the mag­i­cal light dis­play.

As part of the light and mu­sic dis­play, Lan­don places do­na­tion boxes on the prop­erty to en­cour­age those en­joy­ing the show to do­nate to the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion.

When this year’s con­tents were tal­lied, Lan­don proudly pre­sented a cheque to the foun­da­tion’s fund de­vel­op­ment co­or­di­na­tor, Crys­tal Cobb for $5,106.21!

Cobb is ap­pre­cia­tive of his work.

“With this year’s cheque, this spe­cial young man has raised more than $30,000 over­all for our work to cre­ate more sur­vivors on PEI.

Lan­don’s light show has proven to be a won­der­ful fundrais­ing event for our or­ga­ni­za­tion and we are very grate­ful to Lan­don for his com­mit­ment and to those in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses who gen­er­ously sup­port his ef­forts,” she says.

All funds raised by Lan­don’s Light Show con­tinue to help the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion in the ful­fill­ment of their mis­sion to pre­vent dis­ease, save lives and pro­mote re­cov­ery.

HEATHER TAWEEL/THE GUARDIAN

Crys­tal Cobb, left, Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion, ac­cepts a do­na­tion from Lan­don Holmes. Funds for the do­na­tion came from Lan­don’s light show, an an­nual Christ­mas dis­play in Strat­ford con­sist­ing of 30,000 lights.

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