Suburban House Pays Tribute to Prince with Holiday Lights
For music lovers, one of the toughest blows delivered by 2016 was the death of Prince in April. For the big-time Prince fans out there, it probably seems like it was yesterday. I'm sure that's the case with the homeowners in Park Ridge, Illinois, who are drawing a lot of visitors with their Christmas lights Prince tribute.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Thousands of lights, synchronized to music, are up at the Grant-Grusecki home at Engel Boulevard and Belle Plaine Avenue. The light shows can be seen from 5 to 8:55 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays, and from 5 to 9:55 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
This year, the family members, who say they spent much of the last 12 months building and programming the annual display, are again accepting donations from passersby who come out to view the show. Proceeds will be distributed to the Salute Veterans Fund and Misericordia Home, said Tina and Tom Grusecki. Their goal is to raise $25,000, according to a sign near the donation box.
The light show features "Holly Jolly Christmas," "All Alone on Christmas," from the "Home Alone 2" movie, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells," and a salute to U.S. veterans and the military. There is also a tribute to Prince, complete with a medley of songs, lots of a purple lights, and an illuminated drum kit bearing the singer's "love symbol."
Kudos to Tina and Tom for an awesome display, and for raising money for a couple of great organizations. Take a look:
This one is not Prince-related, but they're rocking Kingman, Arizona with it: