Town with stars on their roofs for Christmas?
December 7, 2006 5:41 AM Subscribe
Trying to track down a town where a resident makes Christmas-light star decorations for the roof of every house in the town. Vaguely remembered details from an NPR story inside.
posted by mikepop to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I heard this story on NPR in California in December somewhere between 1998 and 2000. There was a small town somewhere, and one resident had made stars out of Christmas lights and given them to everyone in the town over the years. People in town displayed them on their roofs. As new people built houses, he would make and give them their star.
The conflict in the story was some new development that was built on the edge of town, and the fact that people weren't really accepting them as part of the "real" town. The star-maker guy delivers a massive truckload of roof stars to them.
That's about all I remember. The town may have been in California, but I wouldn't swear to that detail.
A link to any article/info would be great; a link to the NPR story would be even better.