Each year

Dry Gulch lights an annual display

Shirley Mackey has been putting up Christmas lights for over 25 years.

Shirley Mackey has been putting up Christmas lights for over 25 years, but it wasn’t always quite as extensive as the display she has now.

“I only started out with a few, decorating a few trees,” Mackey said. “Then it just grew and grew and grew.”

Located at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Dry Gulch, Mackey has created a spectacular display of lights that is impossible to miss as you drive north on Highway 93/95. She said it can take up to a month on her own to put up the estimated thousands of lights, but her son has begun to help her out. Mackey said people are welcome to come take a stroll through her setup, as long as they watch for power cords.

She generally turns the lights off at around 11 p.m.

 

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