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Chevy Chase

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Tells How Family Beat Lightbulb Record

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Tells How Family Beat Lightbulb Record

John and Sue Hayen posed in front of their Tillie Avenue home in Oneonta, decorated this year with 25,300 lightbulbs, beating what Clark Griswold did in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

In today's weekly report, "Morning Edition," on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reported on John and Sue Hayen's 25,3000 lightbulb Christmas display at their Tillie Avenue home in Oneonta, 300 more lightbulbs than Clark Griswold, the Chevy Chase character, lit in the 1989 "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."  It's taken the Hayens 26 years to beat Griswold's record, and there's much excitement this season on Oneonta's west end as a result.

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Clark Griswold Mark Beaten By Oneontans

HAYENS LIGHT 25,300 BULBS

Clark Griswold Mark

Beaten By Oneontans

Extra, Read All About It! After 26 years of striving, the Hayen family in Oneonta’s west end surpassed Clark Griswold’s record, lighting 25,300 bulbs on their Tilly Avenue home this season, 300 more than the Chevy Chase character in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” This, and much more in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, on newsstands around the county this afternoon.
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