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West Union Festival of Lights

An annual Christmas tradition opened in northeast Iowa Friday night, but this year required some last-minute fundraising, and some surprise help to help make it happen. KCRG reports in late September, three juveniles admitted to vandalizing light fixtures that went around a pond at a park near the West Union Rec Center. The park is operated by the West Union Rec Foundation, and it’s entirely run through volunteers and donations. The three juveniles, along with their parents, met with Norm Einck, President of the West Union Rec Foundation, and rather than face criminal charges, the juveniles agreed to help put together the display. Einck said between online and in-person donations, the foundation received more than $8,000 in donations in just the last two months after the vandalism. He said they will use the money for new LED street lamps, and potentially add wi-fi and security cameras. The Festival of Lights in West Union is open every night through New Year’s from 5-10 p.m.

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