Final preparations underway for Rotary Lights’ 25th anniversary

Final preparations are underway for the 25th year of Rotary Lights.

Crews were in Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse working on getting the space ready to open on Friday.

The display of more than 3 million lights draws in more than 160,000 people each year.

And on some nights, music, carriage rides and even helicopter rides will be available.

While there is a lot of fun to be had, the event does a lot of good for the community too.

“If you enjoy the park, to make a free will, voluntary cash donation if you would. And just as important are the non-perishable food items, that’s our mission statement of Rotary Lights is to feed the hungry, and we like to be able to do that,” said Rotary Lights president Pat Stephens.

The lights in Riverside Park are turned on Friday at 6 p.m. and will be on nightly through the end of the year.

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