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Willet Way is popular during the holidays



December 4, 2002

Americus-  Cars travel slowly on Willet Way, just to get one more chance to see houses covered with lights, nativity scenes, and Santa headed to the North Pole.

Harriet Williams moved to Willet Way in 1998 and has been putting up lights since then because of the joy it gives people who pass by.

Williams says the ring leader is Dewayne Smith, who started the tradition in 1997.   Many say they can't wait for these houses to put up their lights and believe it or not these homeowners start putting up their lights two weeks before Halloween.

Buddy Wilbanks is Harriet Williams's father, and he says even though he doesn't live on Willet way, the decorations make it feel just like home.  Smith and Williams say hundreds of cars will drive down their street during the holidays and they say as each car passes, they know they will leave with a smile.

Smith says his average electric bill this time of year is around $500, but he doesn't mind paying extra.

Posted at 10:40PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com