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Salem family brightens holiday with elaborate light display

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SALEM, Ohio - If you and your family share the tradition of driving around to enjoy the holiday lights, there's a spectacular display in Salem you won't want to miss.

Each year vehicles line Quaker Lane to see the elaborate light display created by the Sebo Family.

"It's become a popular visiting place," said Bob Sebo. "We'll get a telephone call sometimes from Cleveland the first part of November saying 'when do you turn the lights on, we don't want to come down when the lights aren't on."

Bob and Linda Sebo call the display of more than 2 million lights a "labor of love." But give credit to their ground crew who they say work tirelessly.

"These four or five guys will put in eight hours a day beginning in the middle of September," said Sebo. "And it's 40 hours a week they usually put in, so that's about how much time it takes to do this."

Sebo says he knows of families that come from as far as Pittsburgh and Cleveland to enjoy the display.

And while some families may drive by two or even three times to take in all the detail, some large items like a tree covered in 30-thousand L-E-D lights, and a 17-foot waiving Santa Claus are hard to miss.

"If we move him from year to year people notice it and say 'ah you moved Santa Claus this year," said Sebo.

The display that attracts a lot of attention, also brings a lot of curiosity. The biggest question being "How much is the electric bill?"

"The best I can say is our electric bill in January is 3-4 times what it is on a normal month," laughed Sebo. "It's a big one, our meter makes such a fast whirl turn you can almost hear it through out the house."

And although he jokes that Ohio Edison sends a thank you letter each year in the mail, he says it's the thank you letters he does receive that make the display worth it.

"The other day I had a letter in the mail box that some young kid had written and he addressed it to 'Dear lite man," explained Sebo.

The display begins each year on Thanksgiving Day and remains lit through New Years Day. The lights turn on daily from about 5 p.m. until midnight.

 

 

 

 

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