Off the Beaten Path
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The best time to go is during the week because the weekends are jammed pack with cars. On a Wednesday night at 10 pm, there were only five cars going through the loop. There is a spectacular house on the right before you get to Jason Drive. The loop is one-way with every inch of trees, fence, and nearly every square inch of yard covered with Christmas lights and decor. What makes Jason drive unique are all the figurines. You can't walk through so it is difficult to catch all of it with just one trip. My favorite was the elf laying on the bench but there are several adorable scenes on Jason Drive. The main person is Herman Schrader. At 80 years old, he starts in September with a lot of help. Up the hill on the right is a small shed building. He collects food, toys, clothing and donations for two local nonprofits: East Ridge Needy Child Fund and the Community Kitchen. Thanks, Mr. Schrader, for making the world a brighter place.