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New light displays

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights is now open at South Park. This year's arrangement of 77 lighting displays includes a different arrangement due to construction for the new Monett Area YMCA. Visitors will drive around the park lake and pass the first tennis courts before turning south into the main display. One of the new pieces this year is the scene of an elf loading strawberries on a cart, recalling Monett's days as a strawberry shipping capital. The display was purchased with donations collected during last year's Festival of Lights. Below is the other new display, of Santa flying a biplane, added by Jack Fox, recalling his many years gracing Monett's skies with his Stearman plane. The Festival of Lights opens after 5 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. nightly through the last week in December. [Times Photos by Murray Bishoff]
The Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights is now open at South Park. This year's arrangement of 77 lighting displays includes a different arrangement due to construction for the new Monett Area YMCA. Visitors will drive around the park lake and pass the first tennis courts before turning south into the main display. One of the new pieces this year is the scene of an elf loading strawberries on a cart, recalling Monett's days as a strawberry shipping capital. The display was purchased with donations collected during last year's Festival of Lights. Below is the other new display, of Santa flying a biplane, added by Jack Fox, recalling his many years gracing Monett's skies with his Stearman plane. The Festival of Lights opens after 5 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. nightly through the last week in December.

[Times Photos by Murray Bishoff]



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