The Hoggard’s are known in North Carolina as the Christmas Light Men. In 1991, Carolyn Hoggard left home for school and got in a fatal accident. She never made it back home. She was 16 years old. She left behind two sisters, Jennifer and Nickie, and their parents.
According to Therman Hoggard, Christmas was Carolyn’s favorite holiday. She especially loved Christmas lights. A few years after her death, Carolyn’s family started building Christmas ornaments. Therman built the angel with the help of his two daughters and wife. They then built other little pieces of Christmas. They began a Christmas tradition that they would then share with the whole state.
At first, they did decorations all around their home. Therman’s wife would put up decorations in every room in the house. Herman was also doing similar décor nearby, in Richmond, Virginia. He returned to Windsor in 2004. It was then that the brothers decided to merge their displays.