Coweta Christmas Lights: Add Scott, Davies homes to holiday touring
From Staff Reports
Twenty years ago, when Ken and Tonya Scott got married, they put a single reindeer in the yard for a Christmas decoration.
A neighbor made a post on the neighborhood forum calling it an “eyesore” and the young couple got to work, adding more and more decorations each year “just to tick him off.”
The display is located at 14 Stillwater Way in the SummerGrove neighborhood of Newnan.
Ken Scott is a magician who has performed at the White House two times. He provided a free holiday show at the Powell Library in Newnan Thursday night.
The Scotts’ display is just one of those at local homes lighting the night sky this Christmas season.
Also among local displays is that of the Berryer-Davies family of Newnan.
Decorating for Christmas each year “brings out the kid” in Mark Davies, according to his wife, Kristine Berryer. They’ve been decorating since they moved here 10 years ago, buying new additions after each Christmas, and the collection has grown.
The lights display has expanded so much, a new electrical circuit had to be added. Davies began the tradition of decorating when he was young with his grandfather. The Berryer-Davies home, 6 Shady Oak Lane, Newnan.
Several other local residents have called in to share their lights displays with The Newnan Times-Herald’s readers this Christmas season.
Among stops to add to your personal holiday light tour are:
• Home of Eric and Sherry Lambert at 40 Camellia Circle in the Lake Hills neighborhood north of Newnan off U.S. Highway 29. The Lamberts are also collecting food for the Coweta Community Food Pantry. Christmas music is played at 99.9 FM to coordinate with the display.
• 41 Pine Knot Drive, home of Cheryl and Arlis Smallwood.
• At 50 Canterberry Drive in Grantville, Hugh and Alice Nash have mounted a display they have done for a number of years.
• Cooper home, 620 Holbrook Road. “From our family to your family” is the blessing headlining the massive Christmas decorations on the lawn of Glenn and Susan Cooper.
• Yarbrough home, 205 Brittian Way, Timber Ridge neighborhood off U.S. 29 North. Features 70,000 lights, with synchronized music broadcast to passing cars via low-power FM transmitter. The family also is accepting contributions for the Coweta Community Food Pantry.
• McEachern home, 755 Bexton Rd., Moreland.
• 155 Hannah Road, the Benton residence.
• Also, if you’re in the downtown Newnan area to view the twinkling lights around the Court Square, you can stop by McKoon Funeral Home on Jackson Street. The lawn is covered in lights, and inside is a tiny village of ceramic homes arranged on snow-covered stairs. Instigated by Lamar Wright, who was joined by employees Glen Burkett, Ryan Kelley and Adam Grandle, the project took four or five hours to put together.