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Impressive light display raising money for Autism Family Network

Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 12, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Mike McArdle's Christmas light display spans seven yards on his street in Comstock Park.

Dana Street even has its own radio network, 88.7, so you can listen to the music that corresponds with the light display while you drive through with your family.

McArdle says he's thankful for neighbors that love the lights as much as he does.

“I want to thank my neighbors, because this does draw traffic. If it wasn’t for them, we couldn’t have this,” McArdle said.

McArdle makes most of his decorations by hand. He easily has more than 100,000 lights in his yard at 311 Dana St. And it grows bigger each year.

“We’ve made it a little bit bigger this year, added a few features,” McArdle said.

A new feature added last year was an at-will donation to the Autism Family Network of West Michigan. McArdle says you don't have to pay to see his display. But if you want to make a donation, the dollars really add up.

“We had a great year last year. For the first year running it, we raised $2,000," McArdle said.

This year, they're hoping to be able to make an even bigger donation.

“This year we’re doing it again, and I want to try to double that,” McArdle said.