Monday, December 31, 2012

Closure Begins

The 2012 Holiday Lights Show (HLS) ended last night with a healthy crowd of 600 or so attendees.  It was a nice night with plenty of snow still on the ground.  We're still finalizing attendance numbers but I think we're in the 10,000-11,000 range or so.  Unfortunately, two nights were cancelled due to the weather but we had strong showings every other night with a record attendance of close to 2,600 last Sunday night.  Above are Jim (new Grumpy on the left), Pat (center) and Urban.  These guys started bringing in the luminary strands today for processing and packing away.  Thus starts the two month long process of taking down the HLS in an orderly fashion.  The weather will be a factor of course but we'll keep chipping away at it.  I'm off today but popped in to see the guys.  Dave, Bob and Vern were working on carpentry projects and painting while Del was packing away some of his HLS deer.  Bill O. and Larry were also bringing displays back in and Dr. Gredler came in for some painting.  We also saw Dr. Yahr, Gary, Dick H. and Maury.  Back to work next year (Wednesday).

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