More than 25,000 Christmas lights brighten Weyauwega home

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WEYAUWEGA, Wis. (WBAY-TV) The Weyauwega Police Department is using more than 25,000 Christmas lights to help spark the giving spirit of the holiday season.

It's a show you can find at an officer's house and it's hard to miss.

The festive sight wasn't an easy task, it took two to three hours to sync each song.

"I've been working on it for almost three months. Myself and a few other officers have helped,” Weyauwega Police Officer Justin Malueg said. “Community members have actually came together and helped."

Fourteen songs along with messages from Weyauwega Police Department members are synced to the lights, which can be heard on 107.7 on the radio.

The department is hoping to shine the spotlight on its 1st Annual Handcuff Hunger Food Drive.

"Collaborate both of them together and make it this big event and invite the community in," said Officer Malueg.

The food drive will benefit the Weymont Food Pantry, which serves the Weyauwega and Freemont area.

The pantry says any help goes a long way especially after the holidays.

"Our time when we don't get many donations, once the holidays are over it kind dips down," said Kathy Wagner, Weymont Food Pantry.

The drive will take place Saturday, December 16 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. at the 600-block of South Pine St in Weyauwega

Food items and money donations will be accepted. Officer Malueg hopes to keep the show running smoothly.

"To have a technical difficulty or to have something go wrong creates some stress, so very relived and excited for Saturday," said Malueg.