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Lights of the Northwoods adds fireworks to Christmas lights display


Story By Meghan Mamlock
Local News Published 12/08/2020 5:56PM, Last Updated 12/11/2020 1:36PM
Rhinelander - The holidays just got a little bit brighter with a generous donation from the Lions Club to the Lights of the Northwoods to help them with their fourth annual Christmas Light Display adding a fireworks show on January 1st.

The Lions club donated 500 dollars to set the night a glow into the new year.

Mike Romportl, member of the Lions Club said, "The fireworks it was something that we discussed and we felt that it would bring a lot of excitement and community spirit together for closing out 2020, which everybody is writing off as a bad year and starting 2021 on the right foot."

The pandemic has put a damper on group get togethers but this is one event everyone can attend safely.

"It's one of the safe things where they can drive through the lights, or we have a walking path, and it's going to be a one way walking path where people can go around and view the displays," said Romportl.

While this event is entirely free they do want to give back to the community.

"Primary purpose is to solicit donations for the lights for the food pantries in the area we work with the Rhinelander food pantry, Tomahawk food pantry and the Elko food pantry who actually have volunteers that come in and help on designated nights," said Romportl.

Lights of the Northwoods volunteers, Scott and Linda Campbell, work throughout the year to make the display and they are especially excited for the fireworks addition.

"Well once we heard it we just said that's a good idea. That's gonna be a blast," said Scott Campbell.

"We need snow for the fireworks to glow and glisten off the snow," said Linda Campbell.

The fireworks will be set off in the same place as the 4th of July fireworks.

If you would like to donate or find out more information you can visit their website
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