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Grinch, music and lights help house win ‘Light Up Bible Hill’ contest (Includes Video)

The Grinch at Julie and Carver Thompson’s home, at 28 Retson Drive, is one of the decorations that helped them win the Light Up Bible Hill contest.
LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS
The Grinch at Julie and Carver Thompson’s home, at 28 Retson Drive, is one of the decorations that helped them win the Light Up Bible Hill contest. LYNN CURWIN/TRURO DAILY NEWS

BIBLE HILL, NS

Last year, the Grinch Carver Thompson set outside his home tried to live up to his reputation, but this year he helped the house become the Light Up Bible Hill winner.

The Grinch is usually a favourite with people, but last year he blew over and cracked siding on the house, said Thompson. I had to replace a piece of siding so this year hes not close to the house.

Thompson makes many of his decorations by projecting images onto plywood, cutting them out and then painting.

I like to look and see what other people have to get ideas, he said.  Some of the decorations came with us when we moved here from Ontario, in 2013, but we add to it every year.

The lights are choreographed to music that can be heard from the street, and snowmen, trees, gifts, a reindeer and Santa can be seen around the property.

Thompsons wife, Julie, and their four children enjoy both the decorations and the reactions they get.

We get quite a few comments from people going by, he said. Its great to see the smiles it brings to kids faces.

The decorations will remain up until after New Years Day and can be seen at 28 Retson Drive.

The house also ends up being one of the most decorated in the neighbourhood for Halloween.

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