Deployed Lubbock Soldier's Family Receives A Glowing Gift - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/3/07

Deployed Lubbock Soldier's Family Receives A Glowing Gift

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A deployed Lubbock soldier's family receives a glowing holiday gift.

Christmas Décor of Lubbock put up lights on the home of Staff Sgt. Ruben Picon Monday morning.

Currently Sgt. Picon is severing a 16-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. To help his wife and new daughter celebrate the holidays, a fellow soldier nominated Picon's home in the nationwide program. Christmas decor chose the Picon's and donated all lights, labor and holiday wreaths.

James Tuttle, Owner of Christmas Decor by Tree Loving Care said, "If we can't, than who can, I mean we have the wherewithal to do this. We will light at least a 100 homes this year. Lighting one more home is not that big of deal."

"I come home and I'm very surprised. I love it. I'm going to cry because it's for him. It's for him and he's not going to be here for Christmas. So Christmas Decor doing this is a tribute to him serving for us," Sgt. Picon's wife Danielle said.

The family does have to pay for the electricity bill. But Christmas Decor will take down the lights after the holidays at no cost. However, the owner says they're planning on leaving them up until Sgt. Picon returns home this January.

This nationwide program is working to decorate at least 100 solder's homes this holiday season. Christmas Decor says this is the only military home they have decorated as part of the program in Lubbock this season.

To nominate a military family in another U.S. city or to find out more information about the program click here.

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