Christmas display raises money for veterans
BROOKLYN, Conn. (WHDH) -- A man designed an amazing display for a good cause and now his Christmas lights are drawing people from all over.
“We're really trying to do is just spread, you know I'll say the feeling of Christmas,” said Christopher Lambert.
“It's about when the kids come down the stairs on Christmas morning and they have that hope. It's about doing nice things for each other,” said Lambert.
“This year, we've partnered with Paws for Purple Hearts. Paws for Purple Hearts is an organization that uses veterans coming back from the war that might have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury, and they actually train service dogs that will then go to veterans that benefit from a service dog. So it's really veterans helping veterans,” said Lambert.
“In 2006, it was the first year we went animated with 48 channels. So 48 different things being controlled by the computer. No music. And every year we've just grown, both in popularity and light count,” said Lambert.
“We have two full breakdown lanes in each direction. For the most part, everyone's very good about just lining up behind the other cars, and as someone leaves, everyone indexes forward. In order to listen to the lights, tune your radio to 95.1 FM. Enjoy the lights. If you feel moved, drop something in the donation box,” said Lambert.
"Have a Merry Christmas and, you know, look forward to many more good years."