Set-Up Day For Ritzy’s Fantasy Of Lights Held In Evansville’s Garvin Park
The largest number of displays ever featured in Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights, the annual drive-through light display to benefit Easterseals will go up in Garvin Park this Saturday, Nov. 4. Dozens of volunteers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the National Electrical Contractors Association, and Electrical JATC (the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for IBEW and NECA) will work to set up and connect the elaborate scenes. They are continuing the installation process that began Saturday, Oct. 28, when volunteers from Teamsters Local 215, IUOE Local 181-Operating Engineers and Feller Towing transported the 80+ elaborate light displays from storage to their assigned spots throughout the park.
Volunteers are expected to work from approximately 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., placing the more than 80 displays. These Saturdays are the biggest work days for the crews who prepare Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights, which benefits the local Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. It’s a massive team effort that will continue with smaller numbers of volunteers returning to Garvin Park many times. In fact, workers will be connecting power to the 80+ exhibits and fine-tuning details until opening night on Thanksgiving.
Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will run nightly from Thanksgiving through Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission per vehicle remains the same affordable price: Up to 6 people $7; 7-14 people $10; 15 or more people $25. For more information ritzysfantasyoflig
hts.com. Visitors may also choose a horse-drawn carriage ride (weather permitting) for $30, which includes admission; no reservations are required or accepted for carriage rides.
The event will feature the same drive-through format as always. The Bright Lights 5K race and 1-mile walk will return this year on Dec. 6. More information on the run and walk can be found athttps://runsignup.com/