COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A popular and huge holiday light display is down temporarily because of bad weather.
"Our display suffered wind damage and will be down until maybe Friday evening," said Jerry Ludy, light engineer for the Ludy Family Christmas Light Spectacular. "We are looking at taking two days to have the display back up and running."
The Ludy lights display kicked off on Thanksgiving at the home at 5784 Ironstone Drive, already drawing crowds in the Columbus neighborhood. Over the past nine years, it's helped to raise $116,000 for local Make-A-Wish patients.
The Ludy family hopes to raise $15,000 this year for the cause, with their display which has an estimated 155,000 lights - all moving to the music. Many people drive by and stand to watch the lights, dropping money in lit-up buckets.
"That's rewarding to us, just knowing that's happening, that a child less fortunate because of a medical condition, it gives them hope for the future," Ludy said. "We need everybody in Columbus and Phenix City area to come out and join us and help donate to a great cause."
The Ludy Family Christmas Light Spectacular runs from 6-10 p.m. every night through New Year's Eve, extended until 10:30 Friday and Saturday nights. To learn more about how you can help Make-A-Wish, through these lights, go to their official website here.