By Butch Meriwether/CONTRIBUTED

GOLDEN VALLEY–Meriwether’s Golden Valley Christmas display is up and running and the glow on the horizon will be like the Las Vegas glow from more than a hundred miles away.

The display includes about 100 blowups, 70,000 lights, a whole bunch of other display items and a special gingerbread house area.

According to Butch Meriwether’s wife Chris Marie, the display will be up and running each night for at least four hours after sundown and she plans on keeping the display up until Jan. 2.

People who would like to visit the display at 2225 S. Dome Rd. in Golden Valley, can do so by turning south on Egar Road (mile marker 17) from Hwy. 68 and drive south about four-and-a-half miles and then turn right on Tapeats Drive (if you arrive at Shinarump Drive, you’ve gone one half mile too far). Head west for about one-half mile and you can’t miss the display at the corner of Tapeats and Dome roads.

Don’t forget that if you do decide to visit our Christmas display, it isn’t mandatory, but Meriwether’s would appreciate it if visitors would bring a bag of dog or cat food to be donated to For The Luv of Paws and/or a new unwrapped toy to be turned over to the Marine Corps League Detachment #887 and the Marines who will be passing put toys this year to local needy children.