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December 3, 2007

‘Christmas in the Park’ opens in Deming Park

17 pavilions decorated for 21st annual event

TERRE HAUTE — “Three, two, one” – lights!

Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke threw a switch Monday night and, in an instant, more than a dozen shelters at Deming Park decorated for Christmas came to life.

A small crowd that braved the cold to watch the lighting ceremony and listen to the Terre Haute South Vigo band play holiday music clapped and cheered when the holiday lights came on.

A moment later, a long line of cars began to inch its way through the park as Terre Haute’s 21st annual Christmas in the Park began in Deming Park.

“What I want most to say to each and every one of you is ‘Merry Christmas,’” Burke said before throwing the ceremonial switch at the entrance of Oakley Playground in the park.

This year, 17 pavilions are decorated for the holiday season, said Terre Haute Parks and Recreation superintendent Greg Ruark. That is one more display than last year’s figure, he said.

The displays will be lighted each evening until Dec. 30 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Some of the decorated shelters include moving parts, such as a moving Santa’s sleigh at the Boy Scout Troop 200 display and a tall Ferris wheel at the Terre Haute South Vigo High School shelter.

Other displays include lively Christmas music, such as the Terre Haute North Vigo High School display.

Some of the other organizations sponsoring shelters this year include West Vigo High School Ambassadors, Friends of the Arboretum, Terre Haute South Rotary Club, Junior Achievement, the Spay/Neuter League, the Jay Barrett Foundation, Delta Theta Tau, the Knights of Columbus, the 14th and Chestnut Community Center, Y-Me and Sarah Scott Middle School.

Jill Thompson of Terre Haute brought her two small daughters, Morgan, 7, and Ryley, 3, to the lighting ceremony. The three make several visits each year to Christmas in the Park, Thompson said. “It’s a good kickoff to the holiday season.”

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