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Lights, Santa, Action (for Meals on Wheels)

 

November 27, 2019

Vicky Dorvee

The man with the jolly Santa face on his flap hat is Chuck Rodgers, the guy behind the marvelous holiday light display on 79th Street. The brilliant electrified show is free, but spectators can donate money and food to Longmont Meals on Wheels when they drive through, beginning at sundown on Saturday, Nov. 30.

It's that time of year...the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving when Chuck Rodgers waves his magic wand and the massive extravaganza of holiday merriment in his yard just appears. If only, especially this year. But no - that's not it at all.

As has been Rodgers' tradition for more than three decades, he spends several weeks setting up inflatables, lit-up scenes and words, putting out his reindeer, and stringing thousands of lights for what becomes the area's most impressive holiday display. And this year he's doing it with a brand new hip, a recently surgically repaired wrist, and a big cuff...



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