February 22, 2024


Comfortable residential structure

Woman inspires neighbors to preserve Christmas lights on till spring

Lisa Ohmer adds a string of lights around her railing at her Merion Village home. Ohmer encouraged her neighbors to leave their Christmas lights up through the spring as a show of community and optimism during a difficult time.

With Xmas two weeks previous, Lisa Ohmer not too long ago found herself outdoors her Merion Village household finally hanging up her holiday break lights.

January might be the time of year when most people today are taking down their Xmas displays — not putting them up — but Ohmer experienced good reason for the belated festive decorating. Amid the uncertainties and anxieties of an unprecedented year, Ohmer never bought all-around to hanging her lights prior to Xmas, as she generally does.

But as she was walking her dog the working day soon after Xmas, she took a instant to revel in the splendid light shows that line the streets of her group. She then grew to become unhappy to feel that her neighbors might soon be dismantling the seasonal decorations.

An plan happened to her: What if people were being to simply just go away their lights on show as a show of solidarity even though the community weathers the coronavirus pandemic and, perhaps, as a signal of assistance for well being-treatment personnel?