Every year, Eric Lachiver lights up his neighborhood with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights. Every year, the electric bill gets higher. And every year, Lachiver asks for donations.
However, he's not asking for donations to offset the bill. He's asking for donations to help others in the community.
Lachiver and his wife Patricia, who live at 73 Ash Road on Naugatuck's west side, have a bin outside their house in which people bring donations for the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank. People from all over head to the house and bring canned goods.
Lachiver said he does it because he believes it's important to help others. And while it takes him weeks to get the house ready, it's worth it when he's able to bring hundreds if not thousands of food items to the food bank.
The lights on the house are synced to music played on 90.9 FM.