Comanche Christmas Lights To Include A Church

The little town of Comanche is very quickly becoming known for its fabulous downtown Christmas lighting and, like most things in Comanche, the beauty has been accomplished almost completely with volunteer labor and volunteer money.  Today, we feature volunteers Clint Tunnell, Sandy Clark, and Sandy Dickey for their hard work on a new addition to the Comanche Christmas lighting…a church building.

Like everything else in life, it all began with an idea.

Like everything else in life, it all began with an idea.

When I asked Clint why, his answer was simple.

“Because, quite truthfully, that is what it is about. This will not a Baptist Church or a Methodist Church; it will be a church, and it’s all about what the church stands for.”

The beginning...

The beginning…

We will place it on the southeast corner of the square because that is the first thing people see when they come into town. Our church building represents the fact that we are able to enjoy everything else that you will see on the square because there was first a church.

Finally, the church began to take on a bit of a shape, all with volunteer labor.

Finally, the church began to take on a bit of a shape, all with volunteer labor.

“Our Methodist Church in Blanket has gorgeous stained windows in it. Every year since I was a kid, they leave the lights on all night during the Season, and you can’t help but be in awe at the splendor of it all. That was the inspiration behind our church windows that Sandy Clark and Sandy Dickey have created.”

The windows for the little church building are 4 feet tall and 1 foot wide, with a medallion  of Jesus holding a lamb.

“I can’t wait to see it lit from the inside. The colors are bold and beautiful with eight different colors per window,” Tunnell explained.

And here at TU, we can’t wait to see if either. With this year’s Christmas show running for 36 days, we should all be able to find plenty of time to enjoy it many times!

And you knew we wouldn't REALLY show you the completed project, didn't you?  I do hope you will take the time to thank Clint, Sandy, Sandy, and every other volunteer who has done so much to make Comanche an even better place to be!

And you knew we wouldn’t REALLY show you the completed project, didn’t you? I do hope you will take the time to thank Clint, Sandy, Sandy, and every other volunteer who has done so much to make Comanche an even better place to be!

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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