Rotary Lights set up continues with new additions

New Santa Gift Shop added to this year's display

Progress is being made on a tradition we only see once-a year.

This will be the 20th year of the Rotary Lights display.  Crews are working from dawn until dusk to put up the lights.  Last week they were able to put up the 120-foot Christmas tree located at the entrance. Now volunteers are working on unloading the Rotary lights warehouse for set up. They say there’s even a new addition to this year’s display.

“We have a crew here this morning setting up for our first ever Santa gift shop that we’ve never had before and it’s called just believe and we just have some rotary lights items that are going to be in there that people can shop for,” said Rotary Lights President Pat Stephens.

An estimated 70 volunteers helped set up at Riverside Park Saturday.  It’s a process that could take three to four weeks.  They say it’s a great way to give back to the community.

“It’s a good thing to do down here because it pulls people together for the holidays and it’s a beautiful place, a beautiful park so it’s good to help out,” said second year volunteer Alex Olp.