Continuing the tradition

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2 Dec 2020


IF YOU GO:

-Lights at Kennedy will shine bright from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first three weekends of December: Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

-Enter at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park Campground located at 1415 Nelson Ave.

-Suggested donation of $5 per vehicle. No change will be given for donations dropped into the bucket. The entire event will be free of personal contact for safety.

-Visitors can see Santa, tune in to the designated radio station and vote for their favorite display in a safe, socially distanced way while strolling through the park.

Despite a difficult year for festivities, the 17th annual Lights at Kennedy this month is expected to be bigger than last year.

The event at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park will feature new and exciting displays available to the public in a socially distanced and COVID-proof way: a simple drive through the park.

This year, the 27 displays built by local businesses and organizations, including the Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma in partnership with the Fort Dodge Young Professionals, include a 30-foot, 3D tree with 6,500 hand-placed lights that will make the park glow during the holiday season.

The big display was put together with a generator, 64 strips of lights and a giant post similar to the ones that light up fields at sporting events and concerts, said Andy Reed, Noon Sertoma and Fort Dodge Young Professionals member.

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