Nothing says Christmastime is here in Western New York like "Stony Brook Shines For Others".  For the 13th year, Stony Brook Drive in Lancaster is lit up for a great cause according to our friends at NEWS 4 (WIVB-TV). Whether you’re driving through or walking by, it’s a safe and socially distanced way to enjoy the holiday season!

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“It’s a free thing for the family,” said founder Jennifer Choman. “You can come back once, twice, three times and there’s always something new you find.”

More than 300 homes are festively decorated on Stony Brook Drive in honor of “WNY Heroes,” the local group that gives back to our veterans.

“Everything with WNY Heroes is about local,” said President and Co-founder, Chris Kreiger. “So it is our promise that 100% of all donations and the money spent stays here in Western New York to help our vets and their families.”

Kreiger being a veteran himself...

“Knowing the struggles of those when they get back home, we want to make sure they don’t have to go through that alone,” he said.

The goal this year is to raise $50,000 for WNY Heroes, through donations. There are two drop boxes along the route. You can also donate online at

Pack the family in the car and take a drive through Stony Brook Drive in Lancaster N.Y.

You won't be disappointed.


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