Forsyth family hosts massive light display to spread holiday cheer

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The Uprights host drive-by Christmas light display to bring cheer

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — One Monroe County family hopes to spread cheer during the holidays with a light display.

Eleven-year-old Trinity Upright says her family started hanging their Christmas lights on Nov. 1.

“There’s a bunch of them,” Upright said. “There’s like 200 and some of them flash and move, and they took us a month to put up.”

The family of five says they love Christmas and try to do a light display each year. The Uprights hosts a drive-by or walk-through display for their neighbors. However, the family made it a drive-thru this year to keep everyone safe.

The Uprights know that not everyone can afford to go see a commercial light display and that was their motivation.

“There’s no cost to get in, there’s no charge,” Upright said. “We do have a donation box at the end of the path, and it’s to buy more lights and add to it.”

Upright hopes the display can serve as more than just something fun to do.

The lights are located at 1489 Smith Road in Forsyth. You can see them for free, every night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

The family does has a donation box at the end of the display to help buy more lights for next year.

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Peyton Lewis is a 20-year-old reporter from Stockbridge, Georgia. She graduated in December of 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She found a love for reporting after receiving a video camera for her 8th birthday. She and her friends would make mock newscasts in her backyard other creative content. Peyton's love for writing and creating videos pushed her to pursue journalism. In order to kick-start her dream of being a reporter, she left the traditional high school experience at the age of 16 to attend Gordon State College as a full-time student. She graduated with her Associate's degree two weeks before graduating from high school. Previously, Peyton worked as a news intern for 11 Alive in Atlanta, a radio intern for the Joy FM, and a reporter/ technical manager for Grady Newsource. Peyton dreams to become an investigative reporter that leaves a lasting impact on the world around her. She loves Disney, dogs, spicy food, musicals, and her family. Peyton also enjoys reading, watching movies, cheering on the Dawgs, and going on new adventures.