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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Dan Helt brings storybook light displays to Endicott


December 27, 2018

Dan Helt

A 20-foot tall church stands among the light display that stretches three city blocks and around the home of Dan Helt, who constructed and set up the massive collection.

Year after year, Endicott has a fantastic Christmas lights display at one house in particular. Camels are making their way down a hill to a nativity; carolers are singing outside a lit church; soldiers are saluting; Snoopy is flying and Santa is driving a golf cart.

All are created by Dan Helt.

Helt has lived in Endicott his entire life, except for his time serving in the U.S. Army in 1968. Even while he was teaching in Cheney, Helt came down to help his parents on the farm over the weekends and during the summer.

Now retired, Helt was an art teacher at Cheney Junior High school for 28 year...

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