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Brian Rieger

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About Brian Rieger

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  • Birthday 11/15/1966

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  • Location
    Girard, Pennsylvania
  • Biography
    My wife and I have been married for 16 years and we have 2 children: my son is 14 and my daughter is 11. My son programmed his first sequence when he was 13 and we enjoy working on our annual light show and charity event together as a family.
  • Interests
    Music, Christmas lights, family time and fun!
  • Occupation
    Maintenance Tech/Fabricator
  • About my display
    We are adding another controller this year to bring our total channels up to 48. With our static display items we will using about 30,000 lights. Some of our main display items include a 9 channel light fan - 3700 lights, mega tree with star 2500 lights, 6 mini trees - 4800 lights, 6 six channel light poles - 7200 lights, 2 channel roof star, 2 seven channel leaping arches - 2800 lights, 2 six channel bursting stars on light poles - 1500 lights, strobes, etc. We use our light display to help draw attention to our annual charity event called "Christmas in the Sky" which supports our local City Mission.

    All the details about our light show and our charity event can be found at our website: riegerchristmas.com

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  14. Wind Storm Damage

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  15. I know Christmas means something different to a lot of people. For some folks, it is a source of irritation because it has become so "commercialized". For us it's special. We celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Thank you Father God, for forgiveness of our sins and for sacrificing your Son so we can be in your presence...