Fam­ily cheer with Christ­mas lights ready to shine

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

YOU cer­tainly know its Christ­mas when lo­cal houses and busi­nesses be­gin to light up at night for the fes­tive sea­son.

There are strik­ing Christ­mas trees, swathes of colour­ful lights, blow up San­tas, me­tres of tin­sel and stars ga­lore.

The Bridge fam­ily of Mo­ran Court vowed to make this Christ­mas big­ger and bet­ter than last year and have gone all out to put on a spec­tac­u­lar show.

“We’re do­ing it for the kids,” Kristy Bridge.

“WE did it last year and re­ceived let­ters af­ter­wards from the neigh­bour­hood kids say­ing thank you,” she said.

“So we promised them we’d go big­ger this year.”

Their plans in­clude a 4m Santa Claus, a big Grinch and even Mickey and Min­nie Mouse in ad- di­tion to miles of Christ­mas lights.

The home will def­i­nitely be on the list for Patti Stafford and Busi­ness Wan­garatta for their an­nual Christ­mas Light Tour.

The tour picks up res­i­dents from the lo­cal aged care fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing Il­loura Nurs­ing Home, Homestead Life, El­derly Cit­i­zens, St John’s Ter­race, St Cather­ine’s Hos­tel, St John’s Vil­lage and Rangeview Nurs­ing Home.

The res­i­dents are picked up, shown the lights, en­joy a meal at McDon­ald’s and are then dropped back to their door.

The first trip this Christ­mas will take place on De­cem­ber 6 while the Bridge fam­ily have sched­uled to turn on their spec­tac­u­lar light show to­mor­row night.

Other dis­plays can be found on Greta Road, Tav­ern Ter­race, Inch­bold Street, Col­lyn-Dale Drive, Thomp­son Street and Cribbes Road.

PHOTO: Kylie Wil­son

IN THE SPIRIT: The Bridge fam­ily in Mo­ran Court have planned a bumper light show for this Christ­mas. Pic­tured are Daniel and Kristy with their chil­dren (from left), Tris­tan, Sa­muel and Xavier, along Patti Stafford from Busi­ness Wan­garatta who or­gan­ises bus tours of the lo­cal light shows for res­i­dents of aged care homes.

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