This year the Windom Area Chamber and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is lighting up Island Park and will be lighting it up with 27,000 lights.
After two bright years of holding a business and residential holiday lights contest, the Chamber and CVB have adjusted the focus to light up Island Park. Lights are attached to buildings, poles, trees and other locations within the park. The goal is to draw more visitors to Windom.
This project was made possible because of a $3,000 donation from the Windom CVB to purchase the lights.
Chamber staff members have already spent several hours at the park over the past few weeks setting up the new display. There are still several strings available if anyone would like to volunteer their time to hang lights in the park.
Windom schools has been added as a partner with this project and will create display pieces made by Eagle Path Manufacturing. In addition, Schwalbach Ace Hardware is assisting the Chamber and participating businesses through light sales at a deeply discounted rate.
If you know of a business that want to be included or have a designated spot, please e-mail the Chamber Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The lights will be on display beginning Thanksgiving weekend and the display will end sometime after Christmas.
Chamber Executive Director Tyann Marcy said Ron’s Electric also donated significant time to help set up electrical systems at Island Park to handle the lighting project. B.C. Johnson Construction, another Chamber member, also has played a key role in the project.
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