Inaugural Holiday Lights in the Park an Overwhelming Success


The Friends of Recreation for East Pennsboro Parks hosted a "Holiday Lights in the Park" drive-through experience at Adams-Ricci Park on December 17 and 18. The event was planned by the organization to promote the betterment of the EP Park system.

The event attracted more than 1,700 cars and raised $11,000 for EP Parks, according to Board member and Leaf of Eve Owner Deb String.

Thanks To Those Who Made It Possible

Organizers wish to thank the companies involved including T-Mobile as the STAR Sponsor, UPMC, as the TOP OF TREE Sponsor and Penn State Health as the Park Angels Sponsor. Thanks also to ornament sponsors including Bruner's Service Center, Central Penn College, Gunn Mowery, Gannett Fleming and Cargill. 

Additional thanks to those who sponsored banners including Coin Wrap Inc, Tavern on the Hill and the Manor on Front. Appreciation also goes to Sutliff Volkswagen for the Search Lights and pavilion decorators Leaf of Eve, Jigsy's Pub and Restaurant, Central Penn College, Rohrer Bus, Kristy's Whistle Stop, AmeriChoice and the Arthritis Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Thanks also to community members who contributed to the effort including Deb Thornton, who donated Christmas lights, Deborah Leonard who played Enola Miller, Jack Baker and Lorrie Simmoneau, who sat in as Santa and Mrs. Clause, Cadet Girl Scout Troop #11640 which decorated "Christmas in Nature," and other volunteers who provided general assistance.

Finally, thanks to Enola Fire Companies 17 & 20 , the EP fire police, EP Emergency Medical Services and East Pennsboro Township Employees and Commissioners for supporting the inaugural launch. 

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