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Thousands of volunteers work to set up Rotary Lights display

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:37:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 12:32:53 AM CST
Riverside Park Rotary Lights



The rotary club is making a big push Sunday to stay right on schedule for its annual Christmas decoration set up at Riverside Park. 

More than 3,000 volunteers and nearly 90 nonprofit organizations are putting up lights and decorating trees.

The Rotary Lights Display brings in thousands of spectators each year, which helps support local food pantries in the area.

There is no entrance fee to enter the park when the lights are up, but guests are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items.

"We want people to be extra generous this year with their food donations because the way the calendar falls we only have 33 versus 39 nights of collection and would like to do our usual good job of helping the food pantries," said Rotary Lights president Pat Stephens.

The club hopes to finish setting up sometime next week.