CCHS student Blake Hudson decorated the outside of his family's home including an outlined Christmas tree lining the exterior of his home.

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CCHS student lights up the night

Published 4:51pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chilton County High School sophomore Blake Hudson loves decorating for the Christmas holiday. Hudson spent three consecutive days stringing the multi-colored lights on the outside of his house to ensure it was brightly lit with enough Christmas twinkle for everyone to see.

“I really enjoy decorating the house for Christmas,” Hudson said. “I am the one in my family who is in charge of decorating the house every year and I just enjoy putting lights up in front of the house for everyone to enjoy.”

This year, Hudson decided to maneuver the lights surrounding the outer portion of his house in the shape of a Christmas tree.

“I thought it would be fun to make the lights form the shape of a tree just to have something different,” Hudson said.

Hudson enlisted the help of his friend, CCHS sophomore Zack McCord, who spent an afternoon helping his friend construct the green Christmas tree outline on the house.

Although Hudson admitted the method he used to hang the lights might not impress his mom, he methodically stuck paper clips into the siding of his home to hang the multiple strands of lights.

“I thought paper clips would work the best by sticking them into the house to hold everything up,” Hudson said. “So far, they have stayed even with a couple of days when it rained.”

Hudson said the main reason he decorates his family’s home is to make those driving by happy.

The lights stay on most evenings until 10:30 p.m. unless it rains, in which case the lights are not turned on.

Anyone interested in visiting Hudson’s house can view the lights that will be on display until the first part of January 2013 at 807 Golf Drive in Clanton.

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