What does it take to light Sportsmen’s Park for the holiday? Bucket trucks, volunteers and donations.
What does it take to light Sportsmen’s Park for the holiday? Bucket trucks, volunteers and donations. When the Holiday Lights in Motion are lit for the first time on Thanksgiving night, the community can offer thanks to those that have worked so hard to bring the project to fruition once again. Mike Suess, committee co-chair, brought those bucket trucks together on Monday morning when a $300 donation from the Brown County REA Round-Up was presented. Pictured, from left: Vickie Kral, REA Roundup committee; Tom Hillesheim, Sleepy Eye Public Utility lineman; Suess, who is also an REA lineman and Jeff Zinniel, Zinniel Tree Service. Suess said that in addition to the truck time provided by the REA, Sleepy Eye PUC and Zinniel Tree Service, use of another lift was provided by Sleepy Eye Electric. Holiday Lights in Motion will be turned on at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and continue nightly through New Year’s Day. There is a donation collection box in the park, and also a mailbox for children to drop their letters to Santa Claus.