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Light ‘em up, Larry

Saturday, 2nd December, 2017

Larry Angell and his granddaughter Abbie Kelly (8) getting ready to turn the lights on. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Larry Angell and his granddaughter Abbie Kelly (8) getting ready to turn the lights on. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By Emily Roberts

It’s almost time for Broken Hill to add a little sparkle to the city’s streets and homes.

The city’s Christmas Lights competition is starting again, with one local already raring to go with his light display.

“Every year I get a new toy,” Larry Angell said.

“This year it’s a countdown clock.

“I started decorating when the kids were little and extended that as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

“At Christmas Eve it’s like a party atmosphere at the house.

“The grandkids love it.

“I think some people expect that I’ll do it and will often drive by looking for the lights.”

Mr Angell’s display is located in Duff Street and you can’t miss it.

He said he loves this time of year because so many people get into it.

“It’s good to see so many people getting into it.

“I think since the advent of LED lights, it’s become cheaper to run and they are more modern.”

Larry said he will look to update his lights until Christmas.

“I’ve only got half the stuff out, I still have a shed full of lights.

“I will continue to add on to it every weekend until Christmas.

“It’s the packing up that’s the hard part.”

Some great prizes are on offer for the best Christmas light display including prizes for Best Big Display and Best Small Display.

BDT Advertising Manager Samantha Ragenovich thanked the Democratic Club for donating $2000 for the competition, as well contributions from Shannon Electrics, Globe Home Timber and Hardware.

“We would like to thank all our generous sponsors for the competition,” she said.

“We would also encourage everyone to send in their addresses to enter.

“You have to be in it to win it!”

To enter a display in the competition, email your address to editorial@bdtruth.com.au, ring BDT Editorial on 8087 2354, or simply text your address to 0411 539 531.

The competition closes Wednesday, December 13, at 5pm.

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