David Bazzel, right, peers into a 10-foot-deep hole Thursday afternoon, Oct. 21, 1999, that will be used for a footing of an enormous Christmas display in the back yard of Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn. Bazzel, special projects coordinator for Little Rock, Ark., millionaire Jennings Osborn, left, gets a hand from Osborn's wife, Mitzi Osborn, to avoid slipping. Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is second from left. Jennings Osborn, who gained national attention with his lavish Christmas displays, is an Elvis fan himself, and said, "I've always admired Elvis. It's unbelievable I get to do this." Osborn donated 2 million lights, which will be turned on Nov. 26, along with Graceland's traditional Christmas displays.
Published July 27, 2011