Story on family’s light show sparks huge increase in traffic

Since appearing on the front of The Independent & Free Press December 18, the Lambert family’s seasonal light display on Johnson Crescent has been a popular after-dark attraction in Georgetown.

“There’s been huge, huge traffic coming by since the article appeared,” says Kathy Lambert. “The story has made a huge difference on how many cars have driven by to see it.”

Lambert said, for the most part, the neighbours have been quite supportive, but she said there was one complaint on YouTube claiming there was too much traffic going through the area.

“But most of our neighbours have said to ignore the complaint,” said Lambert. “Just do it – so we have.”

Lambert said not only have the lights been a popular attraction, the donation box at the end of the driveway has reflected the increase in drive-by sightseers.

“We’re expecting to have about $3,000 to donate to Georgetown Hospital Foundation by the time we’re done,” said Lambert. “The lights will be on until January 10, so there is still time to drop by and make a donation. Not one penny of what we collect is kept for us – it’s all going to the Foundation.”

For those who haven’t seen the display, and wish to donate to the cause, the Lambert lights can be seen at 14 Johnson Crescent, and are on weeknights from 5 to 11 p.m. and weekends 5 p.m. until midnight.

By Ted Brown, Dec 30, 2009