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Posted: November 30, 2018

Family Faces Thousands of Dollars In Fines For Awesome Christmas Lights

BURNHAM-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18:  Christmas lights are displayed on houses in Trinity Close in Burnham-on-Sea on December 18, 2017 in Somerset, England. For over 10 years the residents of Trinity Close have decorated their homes and gardens with more than a 100,000 colourful Christmas lights. The residents display aims to raise money for local charities and will run until early January.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
BURNHAM-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Christmas lights are displayed on houses in Trinity Close in Burnham-on-Sea on December 18, 2017 in Somerset, England. For over 10 years the residents of Trinity Close have decorated their homes and gardens with more than a 100,000 colourful Christmas lights. The residents display aims to raise money for local charities and will run until early January. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

By MJ (Dana Parisi)

  What is with 2018!?! Why is everyone complaining about EVERYTHING!? From politics to trolling on the internet, & now... Christmas lights?!?! The best things ever created aside from croissants!  Tom Apruzzi & his family in Old Bridge, New Jersey have decorated his home for the past 15 years, putting up EPIC Christmas decorations. They're so spectacular that they draw hundreds of tourists.  But his neighbors have a problem with that. They say it's blocking the street creating all kinds of safety issues and chaos like if an ambulance couldn't get down the street if it needed to (I feel like my parents would so be these people- insert eye roll here.) So the community complained to the city.  And this year, the city IS cracking down on the Apruzzis. They'll have to pay a $3,000 fine for every night they have their decorations up to cover the cost of extra police and shuttles to and from the neighborhood.  Tom is planning to keep doing his light shows this year, starting tomorrow (You go, Tom!)  "If they shut me down, they're going to have to talk to my attorney. This is my First Amendment right. Free speech and free religion."  He’s started a GoFund me page for the $75K the city will fine him & says that many people are in his corner- I’m one! If the city decides to not be a bunch of Scrooge’s, he will donate every penny raised to Vets. This guy is just all around awesome! Leave him alone!  —


 
 
 

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