Tribute to Honor Their Daughter For her struggle with addiction
Bel Air-area family honors recovery from drug addiction through Christmas lights
This year is the fifth consecutive year the Kurtz family, who live near Bel Air, has put thousands of Christmas lights on their house and synchronized the display to music.
This year, the family has included a tribute in the display to honor their 23-year-old daughter Caroline’s fight to continue her recovery from drug addiction.
“It can happen to anybody, it’s not selective,” Jim Kurtz, 61, said of his daughter’s addiction. “It’s not based on your gender or your social status; it can hit anybody. It’s a disease, plain and simple.”
Jim Kurtz and his wife, Helen, live on Corinthian Court in the Amyclae Estates community east of Bel Air. Their home and three neighboring homes are covered in 16,000 lights for the display.
The display is scheduled to go live at 5 p.m. Sunday, and it will run every night through Dec. 31. The display will be live from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.