A Little Help from Lights (With Photo Gallery)

By Erika Mahoney

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM EDT

Sherburne, NY (WBNG Binghamton) One highlight of the holiday season is seeing all of the beautiful lights on houses.

But one home in Sherburne really turns it up a notch, with over 30,000 lights.

"Everything is computer controlled," said homeowner Rick Crowell. "There are 128 circuits. The tree alone took 24 hours, two guys, and a huge lift."

Crowell said decorating his home so extravagantly began as a hobby. But then he realized he could make a difference with his lights by supporting families in need.

This season, the lights are in honor of Layne Parks.

"Layne is 18 months old and at 2 weeks old he was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome," said Linsey Grover, his mom. "It affects his hypothalamus. The biggest problem with Prader-Willi Syndrome is anywhere from two to six years old, just like a light switch, he will never felt full again. He will be starving 24/7."

But for now, the family is focusing on the lights. Lights that sparkle and move when the clock hits 5:30 p.m.

People can drive up to the house, tune their radio in, and enjoy the dancing lights, all set to music. They can also donate to the Grover family.

"I think Rick does an amazing job for people who are in need and for their children," said Susie Boise, a fan. "Every year he does something for someone."

The Grovers said they see a doctor in Long Island once every three months and a doctor in Florida once a year. So the display, and what it raises, helps a lot. But more importantly, it means a lot.

"It's just awesome," said Grover. "And Layne loves it. He loves anything that lights up. It's just nice."

Last year the project helped raise over $6,000.

You can catch the show at 373 Turnpike Rd. in Sherburne everyday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. up until Dec. 31.

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