There are holiday lights all around us this time of year. Chippewa Falls has a big display, La Crosse does and so on. But this year, Marshfield is getting in the mix and started a city-wide sparkle of its own. A few volunteers thought they'd bring the holiday bright lights to town and do some good at the same time. In this week's Wandering Wisconsin we take you to Marshfield's Rotary Winter Wonderland.
This is our first year.
We have 250,000 lights
We had an idea and didn't know how to pursue it.
We got the whole community involved
Steve bang is the mastermind behind the light synchronization
He does his house every holiday and it draws a lot of traffic, so we asked him to help.
You can really become a choreographer of music and lights
It takes 6 to 8 hours to synchronize one song
I'm no where near done with what i want to do with this place
It's really a dream come true for me
We have collected 7,000 cans so far. Our goal is 10,000 and we'll pass that this weekend
We are open until new years eve
We have music at nights, santa from 5-8.
It's something the community can really be proud of.
Organizers say they need volunteers to help take down all those lights. If you want to help, call Heather Holden at (715) 389-1225.
For more information on the lights, go to www.rotarywinterwonderland.com