Light show offers Christmas comfort

(WSMV/NBC News) Outside Cookeville, Tennessee’s Lazy G Ranch, it’s acres of land and buffalo. Take a look inside and you’ll find huge displays of snowmen, Santas and far more.

“We love Christmas!” laughs Frida Gaw, sitting with her husband Eddie in front of a huge Christmas tree and a seasonal stagecoach.

“We’ve got a sleigh over here that we were gonna use in the Christmas parade this year,” Frida says, gesturing to a sled covered in decorations that look like dogs. “I put dogs in it and called it the dog sled.”

A picture sits on a table nearby showing a float the ranch made for the Christmas parade last December. The picture was taken before this community knew what 2020 would bring.

Cookeville is a city where lives were lost and homes destroyed in the March Tornado.

“Words can’t explain how bad it was,” Frida says. “Physically seeing it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”

“It’s changed everything around here,” adds Eddie.

Eddie and Frida figured there’s something they can do for Cookeville.

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