Holiday Lights in the Park Kicks off
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Minnesota's first annual Holiday Lights in the Park kicked off last night with a very special guest. Tammie Schommer, a victim of a terrible attack in Phalen Park last August, joined Mayor Coleman in flipping the switch to light up the park. Joined also by Police Chief John Harrington, Council Member Dan Bostrom and Santa, Tammie's presence at the event was an inspiring and heartwarming addition to the kickoff speakers.
Holiday Lights in the Park is a .6-mile long trail of animated displays and holiday lights along Lake Phalen in Saint Paul. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities, including Second Harvest Heartland. Famillies in the community are encouraged to visit the park, nightly from November 25 through December 31. For more information, visit www.lightsinthepark.org or our events page.