Midland Family Lights Up Home For Holidays And To Raise Donations For The Midland Soup Kitchen

Midland Family Lights Up Home For Holidays And To Raise Donations For The Midland Soup Kitchen

MIDLAND -- "This year's display I have a total of 428 hours invested in this year's display, the most I've ever had in 16 years I've been doing it," said Ricky Thames.
MIDLAND -- "This year's display I have a total of 428 hours invested in this year's display, the most I've ever had in 16 years I've been doing it," said Ricky Thames.

With over 57-thousand lights, the Thames family light up their neighborhood with their Christmas lights.

And the lights, music and hand built displays draws in a lot of drivers passing by.

"I kid my friends about just hanging mirrors up on my house rather than putting up my own lights," said Mike Sweeney, a neighbor of the family.

Ricky Thames has been working with the Midland Soup Kitchen by helping to collect canned goods during the month of December.

He's set up a box where people driving by can watch the lights and drop off their donations.

"It took off from there and seven years now and they've been coming out here," Thames said.

Thames says they usually collect a thousand pounds of food for the Midland Soup Kitchen.

But this year, they have a goal of two-thousand pounds.

"It's a great charitable event and it's really celebrating like, the purpose of Christmas and just giving towards others," said Raj Patel, a neighbor of the family.

Thames says setup for this year's display took two months but, he had plenty of help from his sons, Eric and Ethan.

For Thames, he says his Christmas lights are way to spread holiday cheer and use the attention to help out the Midland Soup Kitchen.

"It just kind of makes me feel good inside whenever they enjoy seeing the display when they drive by," Thames said.

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