EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Kloos Family Lights has become a tradition for many area families. Each season the East Brunswick family wows residents with their fabulous holiday light display. Their unique and inviting seasonal show attracts visitors from all over the Garden State and has even been featured on ABC's "Great Christmas Light Fight."
In addition to bringing joy to the holiday season for folks young and older, the Kloos family also collects for a charitable cause every year. Last year, the family raised funds to support a local Helmetta family that is faced with a devastating fight for their three year old.
Kim and Trevor Powers' son, Trent suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is a rare and incurable disease that affects one in 3,600 males. The disease causes muscular degeneration and premature death. At this time, there is not a cure for the disease. Treatment centers around controlling the symptoms that will eventually rob sufferers of their quality of life. Typically, certain steroids are used to attempt to slow the inevitable decline of muscle strength, which usually leads to life-threatening heart and lung complications.
Trent is also the youngest officer on the Spotswood Police Department. The SPD made the youngster an official member of the department last spring, giving him his own badge, uniform and vehicle. The department recently did a Winter Wool for a Cure fundraiser for their littlest member.
The Kloos family raised $10,500 last year with their light display and donated the money to Powers Promise. Powers Promise was created by the Powers in order to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as well as those who suffer from its debilitating effects. All of the money raised goes towards funding research intended to improve the quality of life for sufferers.
Trent touched the hearts of the Kloos family and they decided to again raise funds this holiday season to support Powers Promise.
While it is free to visit the Kloos Family Lights, visitors can make a donation of any monetary value for Powers Promise while they are enjoying the light display.
The Kloos Family Lights is located at 13 Sterling Court in East Brunswick. The displays will be lighting up from now through January 6 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The court is closed off during that time frame to cars, so visitors should park on an adjacent street and walk over.
The light display is best savored up close and personal. Weather updates and closures are posted on the Kloos Family Lights Facebook Page.