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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 3rd 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 4, 2008 33 Getting ready to show the light SHIREEN KHALIL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Jim and Joyce Allen, of Janet St, Russell Lea with their light display. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP222649 IT'S that time of the year when everyone in the Inner West are keen to know which houses would light up for Christmas. You can always depend on Jim Allen from Janet St, Russell Lea, for a magnificent Christmas display. Mr Allen's house is filled with thousands of Christmas lights as well as activities for kids, including a rocking Santa sleigh, two reindeer rides and a moving train for the little ones to enjoy. He has also designed a Santa's workshop, which always gets overwhelming response. Mr Allen said he enjoyed setting up his house for kids. ''This is something I have been doing for the past 20 years and I do it for kids, where they can have a ride or walk around the displays and have fun,'' he said. Another area of interest is Croydon's Acton St. Joe and Carla Delfino, as well as three other neighbours, have embraced the Christmas spirit by decorating their homes. Mr Delfino started the street trend 15 years ago. ''It's for the kids to enjoy and to spread the Christmas spirit,'' Mr Delfino said. Expect to see a dazzling display of colours from 8pm to 11pm daily when the lights turn on and the street transforms itself into a magical place. Ashbury is also set to uplift the Christmas spirit with several streets including Second Ave and Third Ave transforming their homes into glittering wonderland. The D'arrigo family in Stanton Rd, Haberfield, have close to $10,000 worth of lights covering their house and a real 13m Christmas tree. Another hot spot that normally lights up is McGrath Ave, Five Dock, especially for the carols on December 22. TRUE LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS For all donations and enquiries please email John on: John.email@example.com or website www.touchedbyolivia.com.au COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR IN 2008 OLIVIA'S FAMILY K WK21
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