|Updated: 12/18/2011 12:01 pm
||Published: 12/16/2011 8:14 pm
CONWAY, AR - "I like to acknowledge my last name to go with the lights," Tony Brighter said.
Appropriately named Tony Brighter and his neighbors who live on Tony Circle in Conway light up their block every year.
"We start putting up everything around the 15th of November; usually takes right up until Thanksgiving."
A lot of work but all for a good cause.
"When you're here visiting us, if you feel in your heart you want to donate to our charity, we do take contributions for Make A Child Smile."
The Brighter light display raises about $2,000 from visitors who come to watch the tens of thousands of twinkling lights dance to the music.
The added $100 to the electric bill, Brighter says, is worth it.
"Every time I see a smile it's worthwhile."
"It is absolutely awesome," spectator Steve Martin said.
Tony Brighter says last year he gave out more than 13,000 candy canes. That's a lot of spectators who come out to enjoy the show. And there’s no point in setting up all this for just Christmas. You have until New Year's Eve to check out the light show.