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Olive Branch light show for a special cause vandalized

By Daniel Hight - bio | email | Facebook

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC-TV) - A Christmas lights display dedicated to a Mid-South child with a rare bone disease was vandalized Wednesday night.

Bella's Lights, located at 4630 Alexander Ave. in Olive Branch, drew crowds from all over the Mid-South to see the 30,000 lights programmed to dance along to 10 songs.

Bella's Lights is named after Bella Parker, a two year-old living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The disease makes her bones brittle.

The show took donations to help Bill and Mindy Parker with Bella's medical expenses.

Raul Valenzuela, who built much of the display, told us someone ripped down lights, archways, decorated trees and even candy canes.

He filed a police report, but said he still doesn't know who did it or why.

Valenzuela said he has no idea what the dollar amount on the damage might be, but he also said that's not the point.

He said the display was always about helping a little girl.

Valenzuela planned to keep the show running this year each night from 5:30p to 10:30p through January 6th and had also planned to make the Christmas show bigger and better next year with 150,000 lights.

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