Spirit of the Lights


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by Chuck Frederick

A magic penguin, twinkling lights, a cheery fire and a heart that believes in miracles come together during the holiday season at Marcia Hales’ home on the shore of Lake Superior. This is the story of how the beachside display came to be.



One Woman, 120,000 Lights, Countless Lives Touched

Years ago, when Marcia Hales first created a light display in her beachfront yard for the city lighting contest, she had no idea that it would become a magical, annual destination for folks from miles away. This is the inspirational collection of stories of those people who have come to the lights and experienced healing, grace and community in the walk-through winter wonderland where all are welcome. Marcia’’s personal journey unfolds as the annual light display grows in size and meaning for her and those in her life.

Through interviews and the many guest journals gathered by Marcia over the years, Chuck Frederick has collected the touching tales of second chances, celebrations, a magical penguin and even some goodbyes that have come to pass amid thousands of twinkling lights.

144 pages, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, color photos, softcover.
ISBN: 978-0-942235-11-1.
Item Number: LS1270.