East Texas family receives free Christmas lights for their home
It all started early in the afternoon, with crews working for hours to get the Marshall home decorated before the sun set.
The woman who lives there had no idea it was happening. Jennifer Epps said she nominated her friend Kenitra Williams for Longview Light’s “Light Up A Life” initiative to have the house decorated free of charge. Epps said William’s husband had passed away from an illness earlier this year.
“This year has been pretty rough with her losing her husband and she just kept saying she wished she could get lights for her kids,” Epps said.
“Her story just really touched our hearts and we wanted to see what we could do for her,” Shane Goswick, one of the owners of Longview Lights, said.
After a few hours, the transformation was complete, and it was time for the big surprise.
“At first I was saying, OK these cars are parked in front of my house, who is this,” Williams explained.
She said she was most thankful that her kids were happy.
“My son, we passed a house that was lit up, and he kept saying ‘Mom I want lights, I want lights.’ I kept telling him ‘We’ll see, Jordan.’ So this is exactly what he has been asking for,” Williams said.
“After having the year we’ve had, with losing Dad, this is what the kids need in order to pick me up for Christmas,” she added.
Williams also said she can’t thank these people enough for what they’ve done.
“Greatly appreciated. This is my Merry Christmas,” she said.
This was the first time Longview Lights decorated a house for free during the holidays, but they said they hope they will be able to decorate more houses in the years to come.
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