Mahoney: a christmas lights display near carthage, missouri - that was started as a high school project, is nearing it's tenth year.
Fox 14's zach dodge takes a visit to the maple leaf city - to learn more!
Thousands of shimmering sparkling lights on display for all to see..
A sight that started with carthage native peter frost.
Frost:"it originally started to get me out of writing a paper in high school..
I should have just written the paper..
Would have been much easier."
Nats: "music playing" fast forward almost ten years..
And the display at mount moriah church has grown to see hundreds of visitors every year -- coming to see more than 200 thousand lights, many of which are synchronized to four different holiday songs.
Frost:"back when i started this, i never really thought it would keep going and going and going, i'm glad it has.
Everybody seems to like it.
It's nice to see families come back every year that have kind of turned it into a family tradition."
Daniel osborne and his family have made helping with the display..
And watching it grow..
Their family tradition..
Osborne:"it's really neat because i mean peter grew up here, and his family still goes to church here, but it's just neat to see him still have an interest in what's going on out here at mount moriah, and trying to get more people involved."
Frost:"it's been really interesting to watch it you know, grow every year."
Zach:"wile it's free to come and see the display, frost says that people have been so generous as to give thousands of dollars over the years for missionaries in nicaragua."
Frost:"without the lights, really these people wouldn't have any reason to know it exists, so it's nice to be able to draw people out here that might not normally come out here, or might not normally hear the christmas story."
A story that frost..
And everyone at the church, wants to share with everyone they can.
In carthage, zach dodge, fox 14 news.