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Del. community gathers to watch "Light Up" spectacle

Community gathers to watch Lite Up

LEWES, Del. - As we inch closer to December we're starting to see our neighbors turn in their pumpkins and turkeys for elves and reindeer.

For a neighborhood in Lewes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as locals gathered to see a home light display unlike many others. 

Folks from as far as Dover came to get a glimpse of old St. Nick in the window, and get their Jingle Bell Rock on to tunes synchronized with 47,000 LED lights.

"It's something worth coming down to see.  So it was worth the drive, and like I said, I brought my grandson down so he could see the lights and he loved it.  It's very spectacular," said Anita Miller.

Neighbor Tim Clausen tells us it all started with a neighborhood contest.

"They won every year, and every year we were like, "we're gonna beat them."  Pretty soon we just gave up, they just won every year, and now they don't even give out the award."

After years of winning, Marc Anthony Worosilo says he was struck with an idea to take their display to the next level.

"We heard about the great Christmas Light Fight on ABC, and we looked at it and I said I wanna do that."

The show caused Marc, and his partner Tom Negran, to begin decking the halls with even more Christmas joy, synchronizing their lights with music.

Now in their fourth year, they say putting this show on is year round process.  Something even neighbors have noticed.

"They go to concerts in New Jersey, they go to Christmas events where they look and actually see what the latest and greatest is," says neighbor Louise Veith.

The pay off is seeing the smiles and the joy it brings those who come for the unveiling.

"It grows. It grows on you too," said Negran.  "It's fun.  And seeing the expressions on the kids faces at this time of the year, just sharing the holiday joys is wonderful."

"It's nice for the whole community to just get together to feel the Christmas spirit.  Just sharing our -- what we love to do with our neighbors," says Worosilo.

You can see the display at the corner of Sandstone and Seashore Drives, in Lewes, every night through New Year's Day, from 5:00 PM -11:00 PM.


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