Vern gets a kick out of entertaining passersby with Christmas music playing softly in the background. If you open your car window, you can sing along with the carols as you marvel at his handiwork. He has even constructed mailboxes which look like the real deal where children can drop off their wish lists. I'm not sure if he still does this, but there was a time when he would drive to Santa Claus, IN to postmark his handwritten replies to the letters Santa received. What a jolly soul he is! I often wonder if perhaps he just might be Santa! ;)
VERN’S LIGHT DISPLAY
The little drummer boy drums,
Rudolph leads us through the night,
And under the twinkling sky we see...
The wonderland of Oaksbury!
Ice rinks, dolls dressed up for play,
Cause all passing cars to stop,
Enchanted by Vern’s light display!
All made by just one crafty soul,
Assembled with his hands by day...
By night his vision casts its glow,
He need not say a word,
To each of us his hope abounds,
His love is clearly heard...
And we think of Vern not only during Christmas season,
But every day throughout the year,
He always lends a helping hand and always with a smile,
If you ask him for a favor, he goes the extra mile...
A tower of strength, his roots run deep
Like the mighty oaks which line our streets...
Warms us each and every day!
(written by Lorraine Brown)