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Adams County Christmas display may be ending

ADAMS COUNTY (WAOW) - Christmas may be over, but a house in Adams County is still covered in handmade holiday decorations.

But the couple living there says this longtime tradition might be over after more than 20 years.

The Christmas village is tucked away in the Town of Rome.

"It's a fun project. It's just fun making people happy," said Cathy Taylor.

"And it don't make no difference if we know the people or not. We're just happy to see the people coming," said Roy Taylor.

Cathy and Roy Taylor have been married for more than 50 years. Nearly half of that time, they've been building a Christmas scene.

"I do all the painting. He does the workman ship on everything," said Cathy.

From candy canes to a big toy train, the Taylors seem to have made it all.

"It's fun to think what can we make that no one has," said Cathy.

There's a story behind every decoration in their yard.

Roy made the helicopter in honor of his nephew serving in Iraq. The train was a request from a grandson. They even made a UFO that was suggested by their daughter-in-law.

Roy says the Ferris wheel was the most challenging but it's also his favorite.

But a display this big is a huge undertaking. The Taylors spend a month every year to set it up.

"It's kept us very busy," said Cathy.

After more than 20 years of it, they say this year might be the last.

"We're going year by year. We don't promise anything anymore cause we're not young anymore," said Cathy.

So while the decorations are still up, the Taylors enjoy every moment knowing their display brought joy to others.

"We gave the people 21 years of Christmas they might not of had. I'm very happy," said Cathy.

That's made every painted piece worth it.

The Taylors light up the display from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. each day. They say anyone is welcome to stop by to see it. They plan to start taking down the decorations New Year's Day.

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