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Darlene Pino

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About Darlene Pino

  • Rank
    Beloved
  • Birthday 04/28/1950

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.lightstomusic.net

Profile Information

  • Location
    Albany, Georgia (Southwest Ga.)
  • Biography
    Christmas Light newbie as of 2008
    I am the official Court Reporter for US District Court in Albany, Georgia. My husband, John, is the IT Director for the City of Albany and Dougherty County. He's the computer whiz, I'm the artist.
    A great combination for Animated lighting!
    Pet Psychic.
  • Interests
    Christmas lights, dog behavior and training, artist,
  • Occupation
    Court Reporter, dog Trainer
  • About my display
    Our first display will be Dec 2008,
    We have six LOR controllers and a DMX controller. I plan to do my own creations with a dog and Santa theme for 2008. Snoopy & Peanuts for 2009 adding a mega tree.

    Woo Hoo, it is going to be a fun Christmas! Now who is going to take all this stuff down come January???

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  1. It is a nice saying, but not something I would wear. I tend not to wear shirts with any sayings on them. THe design is pretty, though.
  2. Just saw the new KIA Christmas Commercial. Who synchronized it? AWESOME!!! TSO AND ALL! https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wRrq/kia-light-up-the-holidays-sales-event-2018-sorento
  3. Tom Fratino Died-Controllers for sale

    I found a few photos but they don't really do his display justice. He and his wife decorated inside and out and behind the house as well on the lake.
  4. Tom Fratino Died-Controllers for sale

    *** ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD *** thank you for your responses.
  5. 30 LOR CONTROLLERS FOR SALE

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    *** S O L D ALL SOLD *** thank you. One of our members, Tom Fratino, of Georgia has suddenly passed away a few weeks ago. His wife wants to sell his LOR controllers and boxes for $75 each. She has 30 of them to sell. She also has leaping arches and other items, as he did a really nice display each year. Please contact Mrs. Fratino at 229-809-2508 for more information. I know they also had inflatibles, blow molds, fencing, just about everything. Including some great Halloween decorations.

    $75.00

  6. Tom Fratino Died-Controllers for sale

    One of our members, Tom Fratino, of Albany and Fernandina Beach, Georgia has suddenly passed away a few weeks ago. His wife wants to sell his LOR controllers and boxes for $75 each. She has 30 of them to sell. She also has leaping arches and other items, as he did a really nice display each year. Please contact Mrs. Fratino at 229-809-2508 for more information. I know they also had inflatibles, blow molds, fencing, just about everything. Including some great Halloween decorations.
  7. Need blowmold cords with light(s)

    I have bought them from Lowes Home Improvement stores, and Hobby Lobby.
  8. Cutouts

    Plywood absorbs paint, and keeps absorbing it. So keep that in mind. And it is very heavy! I always use Coroplast (corrugated plastic) 10 mill so it is thick and won't bend and won't need a frame to support it. Coroplast is very light weight. i use spray paint made specifically for plastic, which is available most anywhere. Krylon, Valspar and Rustoleum make spray paint for plastic. Coro holds up really good in the elements. I use H wires and staked to make it stand upright. H wires are what political signs are supported by. Elections are coming soon. There will be a ton of free 3 mill coro signs and H wires. I go to my local poll and wait till 7:00 when they close and ask the people with the signs if I can have them. They almost always say yes. They are ready to go home and are glad not to have to pack them up.
  9. Central Florida Mini

    I found more photos. Here you go. We don't want to miss out the nice LOR guy, Mike, who did a great job of showing us new stuff.
  10. Central Florida Mini

    We really enjoyed attending the Fla Mini. It is good to see old friends and acquaintances and learn a bunch more. So glad to see one finally in North Florida. Food was good and we had a great host, Catherine.
  11. Central Florida Mini

    2015 Fla Mini -- more photos by Ant Hill Photography, John & Darlene
  12. Central Florida Mini

    2015 Florida Mini Photos Page 1 Photos by Ant Hill Photography (John and Darlene)
  13. Central Florida Mini

    We are planning to be there. See you in a couple days.
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    I'm sorry, I haven't been on in a while. I have had numerous injuries to keep me off line. I'll try to do better.
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