Elgin family creates holiday wonderland

The Towns family of Elgin, S.C. are holding their 11th annual Christmas show at their home.

The public is invited to attend the free attraction, which runs through Dec. 24 at the family's home located at 2433 Charlie Horse Circle.

The show is held in memory of Cole Sawyer, who died from cancer at the age of 11 in 2004. The Towns will accept donations for Camp Kemo.

"I have been through chemotherapy and radiation my cancer is in remission now but the effects of treatment has taken its toll," said Paul Towns, who has suffered through two bouts with cancer since 2004.

"I am trying to continue the show for at least nine more years after this one but it has been hard."

The display features more than 30,000 lights, music and motion. The family will offer free hay rides through the lights on a 1956 John Deere tractor, and visitors are invited to walk through three buildings on the site containing six G-scale trains, miniature villages, hundreds of antiques, toys, tools and nine vintage John Deere tractors from 1937 to 1956.

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