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    I'm gonna put this in a nutshell.... As most of you know, I cancelled my display for 2010 for various reasons. I announced this on my website. It found it's way here ( Thanks for all the support! ;-) ). Someone here contacted my local paper. The paper ran a small article about it. The Town Commission read the article, and contacted me. We have been talking for a couple weeks, and after meeting today, James Family Christmas will be moving to downtown Mooresville!

    Now.... I want to ask for everyones help. I would really appreciate your input on how you would decorate the lot I will be decorating. I have some ideas, but want to see what you guys can come up with. I still have to take an inventory of what lights I have, in addition to what is already in my display, which will be used. Here is a pictue of it..........
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    I think you should lean on Frank to borrow his 50' Mega Tree ........

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    That is really good news Wayne. How about a Bellagio Fountain? It looks like you will have plenty of room. Anyway, I'm sure that what ever you come up with will look great.

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    Nice solution and a great opportunity. Couldn't have happened to a better fellow.
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    Great news for the James family and the City of Mooresville.

    Two questions...how much power is available and is there a shed to put the PC and fm transmitter indoors or are you going to be fully exposed? Okay, three questions I guess...does the city have an understanding of the traffic, noise, and litter that could be involved?
    This may end your 'problem' of always having to layout your yard in the same manner every year. You may be able to get setup/teardown assistance from civic groups as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtus View Post
    Great news for the James family and the City of Mooresville.

    Two questions...how much power is available and is there a shed to put the PC and fm transmitter indoors or are you going to be fully exposed? Okay, three questions I guess...does the city have an understanding of the traffic, noise, and litter that could be involved?
    This may end your 'problem' of always having to layout your yard in the same manner every year. You may be able to get setup/teardown assistance from civic groups as well.
    Not 100% sure, we are finding out, but the box you can see in the picture's lower right, looks to have either 100A or 200A service. There is already 6 outlets coming out of it. So I think power is not a problem.

    Going to build a small shed (4X4?), decorate it as a Ginger Bread house or Santa's workshop to be the command center.

    Discussed that today. I have made them aware of those potetial issues, and he knows that is why I shut down. He thinks it can be controlled if everything is planned properly.


    Yes, I get help with setup/teardown. That alone is worth a ton!
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    I envision a forest of mega-trees

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    Great News I'm really happy for you. Is that a sidewalk or a road at the far right of the picture? I guess what I'm getting at is how many viewing angles do you need to be concerned about? You sure have a lot of room for props, but not much structure to work with. Of course that tree has to be wrapped with tons of lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tstraub View Post
    Great News I'm really happy for you. Is that a sidewalk or a road at the far right of the picture? I guess what I'm getting at is how many viewing angles do you need to be concerned about? You sure have a lot of room for props, but not much structure to work with. Of course that tree has to be wrapped with tons of lights.
    Tyler
    Really the "main" veiwing angle will be the same as the picture, BUT they would like it to be a nice display from any angle, as there is Main St at the end of the lot (where the cars are at in the pic), the sidewalk in the right of the pic that goes up to Main St. and a parking lot on the left of the pic.
    No, no structure, not this year anyway. ;)
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    That is great news! Just goes to show you that people do really appreciate what you do for them!

    I'm thinking I see a ton of leaping arches...
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