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.
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.”
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.
“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!