Bonfires among new additions for Rotary Lights

Thanksgiving is just three weeks away, and that means preparations for this year’s Rotary Lights are kicking into high gear.

Organizers try to include something new to the display every year. They say additions this time around include a renovated ferris wheel display, a new warming house for the skating rink, and bonfires with free s’mores on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Rotary Lights president Pat Stephens says he expects the bonfires to be a big hit.

“I think it’s going to be a new annual tradition for Rotary Lights, and if it’s as successful as I think it’s going to be, it’ll certainly expand from just Mondays and Wednesdays in the years to come,” said Stephens.

The switch for this year’s display will be flipped on the Friday after Thanksgiving. After that, the park will be open every night between 5 and 10.

As always, admission is free, but you’re encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item. Food collected during the Rotary Lights helps stock the shelves at 14 area food pantries.