Santa?s beacon blazes
LISMORE is lighting up for Christmas with the help of a band of dedicated merry-makers in Trinity Drive.
Val and Clyde Stuckey, of number 50, take a month off work to decorate their house and enjoy the festive season with their grandkids.
"We do it for our grandchildren because they get so much enjoyment out of it," Mrs Stuckey said.
"We enjoy it too. We take about a week to decorate the house.
"I take care of the inside while Clyde gets on the roof and decorates the yard.
"There are 79 houses in the street and most put lights up.
"At night time it is lovely down here.
"We have five granddaughters who come down every year to spend Christmas in Trinity Drive because they think it's Santa land."
Down at number 56, the Perin family all pitch in to put up the decorations made by mum, Shiralee.
"We have a lot of fun. A lot of effort goes into it, but when you see the happiness it gives to the children it makes it all worthwhile.
"To have nine reindeer and a sleigh in the front garden is pretty special. It was one of the first things I made."
Mrs Perin said the street had had great participation from most residents since they started dressing it up nine years ago.
"We all got together and cut off milk cartons and put candles in them," she said.
"It looked very effective the first year. It was like a runway."
John and Kaye McGrath of number 53 got some help from daughter Melissa.
"We all do a little, but mostly dad does the outside. He made me climb up on the roof to help out with the rope lights," she enthused.