Cynthiana man carrying on his father's Christmas tradition

In about a month Penn Street in Cynthiana will be glowing. And it will be because of one man carrying on a childhood tradition in honor of his father.

Jamie Moore says it started decades ago.

"When I was little my dad and I always did Christmas lights together and since he passed away I took over the tradition," he said.

The work takes months. Moore has been working on this since July.

"Putting my poles, everything in the ground, my deadline will be December 1," he said.

That's the day he'll turn the lights on, drawing thousands of spectators over the course of a month.

He says he's spent about $2,000, but does his best to keep his costs down by buying lights after Christmas.

He says he's only missed once year since his father, Jerry, died in 2007. And he's not just lighting his home, he's also lighting five others.

"Hopefully people will just start doing Christmas again," he said.



 
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