Shining stars light the way
CHRISTMAS spirit is alive on the Tweed with Banora Point couple Jim and Goody Smith’s light display shining bright for charity.
The display at 14 Toolona Ave features over 12,000 lights and has been spreading Christmas joy for the Starlight Foundation and throughout the community for the past five years.
Mrs Smith said the couple began preparing in April for a display filled with new and varied displays.
“We’ve had a ferris wheel for a couple of years and we’ve rewired it from 300 to 600 lights,” Mrs Smith said.
“The fence we put around displays only had fairy lights and this year has solar rope lights, so we always try to make it a bit different.”
The lights display is complemented with a garage centrepiece filled with working ornaments, toys, quirky collectables and a yearly visit from a fire truck armed with lollies.
The couple raised $1300 for Starlight last year and Mrs Smith said they’d met kids who had survived thanks to the Starlight Foundation.
She said they loved providing the community with joy and seeing the smiles on kids’ faces made it all worth it.
The display turns on at 7pm (NSW) and runs until Boxing Day.