(Community Matters 57) 90-Year-Old Veteran from Marshall Wins Home Holiday Light Display

After asking for nominations of military veterans in southwest Michigan, a local business chose a 90-year-old veteran from Marshall, Michigan to win its professionally installed holiday light display.

Chuck Barnes of the west Michigan firm Decorate with Lights collaborated with the mother of a local veteran to choose the winner from a list of nominees in November 2023. Her son passed away – and the pair decided his holiday lights should bring the holiday spirit to a different vet each year, starting in 2023.

(Hear Chuck's original Community Matters visit before the winner was chosen)

Click to hear Chuck talk about the 2023 veteran awarded the display on his home.

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

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