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Local man decks out home in Christmas decor for a cause

Posted at 4:04 AM, Dec 12, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS – One Colorado Springs man is sharing his Christmas light display this year for a great cause, but he needs your help to make a difference!

10,000 lights, 170 hours of set up and about 25 days of manpower. That’s just an idea of what it takes to make Mark Ingles Christmas house happen.

“I started early this year,” said Mark. “It takes me about 3 weeks to get everything put up. I started actually a few days before Halloween.”

This house is much more than just the decorations.

“4 years ago, because I had so many people coming by to see the house I thought I want to partner with something or somebody that would add more to the community,” explained Mark.

Mark did just that! Over the years, he’s collected over 2,500 pounds of food for Care and Share Food Bank and this year he’s hoping to beat his current record.

“Last year I received 1,387 pounds of food which was tremendous and this year I’m shooting for over 1,500 pounds of food,” said Mark.

In the meantime, he’s happy to spread a little Christmas spirit.

“To be able to bring a smile to peoples faces as they come up to see the display, and enjoy that, it brings a special feeling to people,” explained Mark. “It adds a special happiness to their Christmas.”

Here’s how it works! Come by the Christmas house, enjoy the display, and bring your canned goods!

The address is 4910 Nugent Dr. just off of Barnes and Peterson. Drop your donations off in the bin and you’re good to go. You can donate directly to Care and Share Food Bank here.