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.