LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Levittown, Long Island family put on their usual dramatic holiday light display this year, while their next-door neighbors decided to respond with a joke.
The Engel family put up an assortment of bright lights on their house and their evergreen trees on Coachman Lane, surrounded by brilliantly-lit figurines of snowmen, Santa Claus and reindeer.READ MORE: Manhattan, Brooklyn Residents Sue City To Stop Permanent Outdoor Dining
The Paganelli family next door decided not to go with a grand display of their own. Instead, they put up the word “ditto,” with an arrow pointing toward the Engels’ house, CBS2 reported.READ MORE: 'Phantom Of The Opera,' Broadway's Longest Running Show, Resumes Performances
The Engel family with the lights on their house is planning a holiday fundraiser all along the block from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, with an appearance by Santa Claus, hot chocolate and coffee donated by Starbucks, and candy canes. A performance by Ella Marie Dance Studio and a visit from the Levittown Fire Department are also planned.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates 80th Birthday In Harlem
Proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and unwrapped toys will be donated to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.