News Bulletin staff seeks impressive holiday light displays

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Lights outlining this Old Bethel Road country home cast a blue glow in the distance as motorists approach.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM.

CRESTVIEW — For some residents, Christmas decorating means untangling lights, hoping that one pesky strand will illuminate another year, and getting the display up so they can move on to the next holiday chore.

Others place each carefully planned strand to give the most visual pleasure to passing neighbors, a heartfelt Christmas present the owner shares with passers-by.

Like any art, beauty can, indeed, be solely in the eye of the beholder. One person’s work of multi-colored glittering art is another’s tacky display of ostentation.

Nevertheless, two displays recently caught our eye.

Coming into Crestview on U.S. Highway 90 from the west, after rounding the curve past Yellow River, one can’t help noticing the Powell family’s long, low, single-story home overlooking a pond. Delicate blue-white LEDs line the driveway and cast a glow from snowflake decorations hanging from the home’s eves.

A drive north on Old Bethel Road yields a surreal blue glow, which, upon rounding a curve, yields a rustic country home with lines defined in blue lights. Blue lights also climb several trees on the front yard and the driveway’s entrance, enhancing the annual display for which the home is noted.

LET US KNOW: Have you noticed an impressive holiday lights display in Crestview, Baker or surrounding areas?



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