SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Laidley resident Heather Logan has dedicated her amazing Christmas lights creation to the emergency services of the region.
SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Laidley resident Heather Logan has dedicated her amazing Christmas lights creation to the emergency services of the region. Tom Threadingham

Laidley light show a Christmas tribute to emergency services

IF YOU'RE driving down Patrick St and catch a stomach turning glimpse of the red and blue lights in your mirror, no need to worry.

Speed wasn't a factor behind the familiar sight of police lights, rather Christmas spirit.

A Laidley resident has turned her house into an impressive Christmas display to not only celebrate the season, but to thank those who will most likely spend it on the frontline.

Driving through Laidley it's hard to miss Heather Logan's eye catching handiwork with it a shining gem dedicated to the local police, ambulance medics, firefighters and truckies.

Heather said most of those within the emergency services would be on call over the festive break and it was a worthy tribute to thank them.

"I decided that if I'm going to do something I'll do a tribute to the police, firefighters and ambos," Mrs Logan said.

"Some leave home on Christmas and I thought the least we can do is say thank you for being there.

"If it wasn't for them there'd be a lot more criminals and people dying."

Being an ex-truckie, Mrs Logan said many in the trucking community would also spend Christmas on the roads away from home.

"I'm an ex-truck driver myself and if it wasn't for them nothing would get driven to the shops," she said.

"A lot of the guys are on the roads for Christmas too and we wanted to wish them a safe trip back home to their loved ones."

After losing most of her decorations in the floods, Mrs Logan was now more than happy to be back doing what she loved.

"It's something I love doing," she said.

"We used to have about 33,000 lights we'd put up each year and we used to start in November."


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