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Fire Destroys Dayton Area Home


How soon will we all get over the events of 2020.  A Dayton family, whose amazing Christmas display brought so much joy to many, nation wide, has suffered a heartbreaking loss.  The Paul and Patty Wright home on FM 1960 sustained major damage in a fire that destroyed their personal home on Saturday September 5th. The Wright family, whose holiday display won first place on ABC televisions nationally televised “Great Christmas Light Fight” back in 2017. With that came a significant monetary prize and a special trophy to remember their nationwide win –it too was destroyed by flames.  In a quote given to our friends at Bluebonnet News, Kelley Wright, the daughter of the home owners, Paul and Patty Wright, said - quote – “The entire house is more than likely a total loss.” –end quote.  The loss includes almost all of the Wright’s personal possessions, some of the Christmas decorations,  that were used in their fantastic holiday display. Most of the Christmas decorations are warehoused but much is kept at home as are many other personal treasures and everything in the home the Wright’s collected in their decades of marriage. The huge losses of what is known as Wrights Lights and More unfortunately mean that this years Christmas display, which thousands of tourists look forward to each holiday season, will be put off until next year. A Go Fund Me account has been established to help the Wrights recover from this terrible loss. If you would like to help you can go to the Go Fund Me page at www.gofundme.com/f/wty8wq-please-help-a-great-family-in-need. The Wright’s are delightful hosts, as we can testify. Paul and Patty have been guests on the KSHN Party Program during which they gave us both live tours of the display and on one other instance a recorded tour of the grounds just West of Dayton near the big overpass on FM 1960. Again, because of the fire, that display will not be seen this year while the Wright’s restock from their heart breaking losses and then reload for 2021.  


     

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