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Cape Coral community gathers for Planet Monkman holiday light display

Posted at 9:54 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 22:27:10-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — This marks the thirteenth year Planet Monkman Christmas lights have made the community just a little bit brighter.

Fox 4 spoke to the good samaritan behind it all, Neal Monkman.

“We just enjoy bringing the joy of Christmas to everybody every year, ” said Monkman.

Donations are collected to make sure that law enforcement K9’s are protected in the line of duty.

“Typically on average for the last three years its been about between two-thousand to three-thousand a year, ” said Neal Monkman.

Having raised nearly two-thousand dollars this season, creator Neal Monkman says, the supporters who show up year after year make it all possible.

“The people that come here are just the most amazing group of people, they come out in the rain the wind and the cold to watch. We’ve watched kids grow up into teens over the last 13 years,” said Monkman.

This family hailing all the way from Germany says that Planet Monkman has now become a holiday tradition.

“We have been fans of Monkman for 2 years now and we come regularly to see his show, ” said The Mispelbaum Family.

The holiday season is all about bringing communities together.

“Its always good to bring communities together for a good cause, ” said Olafur Verry.

Planet Monkman holiday lights, located on 1938 NE 20th street in Cape Coral, will be open and accepting donations until Saturday.