Valley homeowner turns saguaro cactus into menorah

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 12 at 5:13 PM

PHOENIX -- Christmas isn't the only holiday being celebrated with lights here in Arizona.

A North Phoenix couple has turned a saguaro cactus in their yard Into a living menorah.

The 30-foot saguaro is all lit up for Hanukkah!

The cactus belongs to Mel and Ellen Kline, who live near 46th Street and Mountain View.

When the couple planted the cactus more than three decades ago, it had only two arms. Now the one-of-a-kind cactus has eight arms.

And this year the homeowners have added lights to the tip of each arm.

They'll light one tip each night of the Jewish holiday, until all the arms are glowing.

Hundreds of visitors come by each year to see the menorah cactus.

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