By Grant Bissell
Godfrey, IL (KSDK) - A Christmas display in Godfrey, Illinois is getting national attention while raising money for a good cause.
The annual display on Paris Drive stretches along both sides of the street and features more than 100,000 lights. The whole thing is synchronized to music visitors can listen to in their cars thanks to a short-range FM transmitter.
The owners of the three homes began working together a few years ago and their handy work has drawn visitors from as far away as Montana.
Jason Adams, the display's designer, begins the setup in October and usually finishes around Thanksgiving. He does most of the work on his home as well as his neighbors'.
The display is free and open to anyone who wants to stop by, but the organizers are accepting donations for the 5 A's Animal Shelter and the Crisis Food Center in Alton.
"It's a community animal shelter," said Adams. "They're a no-kill shelter. And then on top of it at the crisis food center, there's always somebody that's down on their luck or needs a hand up, I say. So it's two good things that people can benefit from and animals can benefit from.
So far this year the Adams family has donated more than $1,200 to each organization.
The display will run through New Year's Eve, so there's still time to go see it and donate. You can find it at 1504 Paris Drive in Godfrey, Illinois.