December 12, 2012

Light the night

Ron Wouda is on a mission.

He makes the rounds of the variety stores, the home improvement chains and the thrift stores, sometimes every day. He prowls the aisles looking for close-out Santas, recycled snowmen and colorful lights on clearance.

The former pharmacy technician is retired; he has the time.

As transplanted Alaskan, it's no great surprise he would hate long, dark winter nights. But it's a bit unusual that a man raised as an orthordox Jew, a man who did little more during his 26 years up north than hang some miniature lights in trees in the yard, would choose to combat the dark with a holiday light display that puts the Vegas Strip to shame...

Read more about Ron Wouda and his goal to light up the night in Redmond in this week's Spokesman, now on newstands!

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