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November 26, 2006

Brookfield - - The spirit of Christmas is lighting up the lives of a small South Georgia Community with over 250,000 holiday lights.

It's a light show unlike most. Harce McGhee has lit up his four acre property in Brookfield for almost 30 years.

Each year it gets bigger and better. This year, he says he added 50,000 additional lights. He and just one other person put it all  together by themselves.

It took patience and of course, a lot of time.  

"We start around September, Labor Day and go through Thanksgiving. We enjoy doing it for the public," McGhee says.

As you can imagine, he gets a pretty high light bill for running the display. But he says it's all paid for by donations people offer when they visit.

You can catch the display on Brookfield-Lenox Road from 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays.

During the week of Christmas, he will run the lights until midnight.

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