Candlelight hike, ski event slated for Feb. 8

Volunteers are needed for a candlelight ski and hiking event at Fort Ridgely State Park.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, will be the first time in recent years the park has hosted a wintertime candlelight event.

“Candlelight ski and hiking events have been very successful at many other state parks,” said park manager Joanne Svendsen. “We’re excited to bring the event to Fort Ridgely State Park.”

Park staff need help with assembly of the luminaries and their placement along the trail. Other volunteer opportunities include ensuring that the luminaries remain lit along the mile-long trail, tending the event’s two bonfires, or assisting visitors upon arrival.

For more information on the event and volunteer opportunities, call Fort Ridgely State Park manager Joanne Svendsen at 507-426-7840.

Information on this volunteer opportunity and many others is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/ volunteering/opps/