Twinsburg family lights up the holidays for those in need

by ANDREW SCHUNK TWINSBURG BULLETIN EDITOR Published:

Twinsburg -- What do you get when you mix 45,000 Christmas lights with the giving hearts of one Burton Drive family?

Last year, the Emergency Assistance Center of Northfield got 260 pounds of food and $270 toward further assistance for those in need from Brian and Anne Bailey of 9872 Burton Drive.

And plenty of area residents received a light display to brighten their season.

"It absolutely is the ability to give to the [assistance center]," said Anne Bailey. "We've been big supporters of the Emergency Assistance Center ... it is so important for us to be able to help local families."

The Baileys are once again encouraging people to stop by their home this season, drop off a donation and see the choreographed light display, which features 45,000 bulbs, mostly LEDs.

The display takes about 2 1/2 months to set up and the entire setup costs the Baileys about $100 each year. "We're hoping to raise $500 this year and we hope to double the food collected last year," said Anne Bailey.

There is no music for the display; however, the program goes through five or six minutes worth of transitions -- from all blue, to blue with red accents, into other combinations.

The display can be viewed from 5:45 to 11 p.m. and will be up through the first week in January, Anne said.

Though this is the second year the Baileys have donated to the Emergency Assistance Center of Northfield, 2013 marks the 13th year for the extensive light display.

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