The Grinch didn’t even wait until Thanksgiving to start his attempts to destroy Christmas this year.
Vandals attacked a large Christmas display at 4938 South Tujunga Drive in Springfield, causing significant damage to stands of lights and posts that hold the lights.
The lights are a labor of love for high school junior Jaxon Baker and his mom Amy. The duo installs over 60,000 lights and 55 inflatables every year for their community display.
Vandals cut wires and bent posts.
“After spending a month of hard work on the Display, last night between 6pm and 9pm I had multiple wires cut on my Christmas Light display including bending and twisting a T-post,” Jaxon wrote on Facebook. “I hope this doesn’t happen again and doesn’t force me to quit doing what I enjoy.”
The vandals may have earned themselves a spot on the naughty list, but they aren’t going to succeed in stopping the display; Jaxon and his mother made repairs and will be opening Thanksgiving night.
If you would like to see the display, it will be running Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm. Tune your car radio to 97.1 FM to hear the music with the display.
(photo courtesy JaxonsLights Facebook page)