Celebration of Lights organizers are appealing for volunteers

Helping hands are needed for next weekend's tear down

Dean Holtz, a local photographer and member of the Celebration of Lights committee, is hoping to see at least a couple of dozen volunteers at the Saturday, Jan. 12 tear down of this year's displays.

Dean Holtz and friends are looking for some help as they look to the seasonal tear down of the various houses, angels and other Christmas light structures that have provided delight to area residents and visitors over the last few weeks.

And the more help the better, says Holtz, a local photographer who is a key member of the committee putting on the annual display.

Those interested in helping out are asked to be at the Celebration of Lights display (located on Front Street north of London Rd.) beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

The task is to load up the lights following next Wednesday’s help from Alexander Mackenzie High School students who will be working to separate the lights from the supporting structures.

Those helping on Saturday will be getting everything over to storage containers.

With that in mind, trucks and trailers will be in high demand, said Holtz.

He is hoping for at least a couple of dozen volunteers to show up.“We’re taking everything down and out of the park, and that definitely requires a lot of people,” Holtz said. “We’d want at least a couple dozen (volunteers).”

Holtz is also looking for donations to support the Celebration of Lights project. A GoFundMe campaign had raised $435 of a $10,000 goal as of noon on Friday, Jan. 4.

For more information on the teardown or how to donate to the community-run initiative, contact Holtz at (519) 330-4490.

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