Christmas in the Woods
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By Cynthia Haggitt
In recent years, Jerry Sievers has computerized his famous Christmas light display, Christmas In the Woods.
“My lights go on a time pattern sequence. It is pre-programmed with a computer that includes music. I have four or five Trans Siberian Orchestra songs, a Mannheim Steamroller song, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.’ “We are out in the country near the town of Hardin,” he said. “If you go to the four-way stop where the gas station is and go west and follow the road to Rocky Hill, we are beyond the top of the hill.”
Word of Siever’s light show has spread leading to some added fun events Santa visited Christmas in the Woods this past weekend and drew in people from the community as well as out of town visitors.
Sievers considered retiring his annual light display but was convinced to keep going for his family and friends to enjoy.
“I got tired of doing Christmas lights the traditional way and was going to quit, but my wife, Jana, reminded me about how much my grandchildren are getting older and loved the Christmas Lights.” Sievers said.
The Sievers are accepting donations for the Saint Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and the Weekend Warrior Food Pact. Last year, he raised over $1100 and was able to donate to the program.
For Jerry Sievers the rest of the year doesn’t hold a candle to the Christmas season.
“It’s my favorite time of the year.”