Dick’s RV Park Holiday Lights Go Dark in 2011
Dick’s RV Park in Great Falls, Mont., hosts its final Christmas display this season before the lights go out for good on the holiday fundraiser, the Great Falls Tribune reported.
The display, which raises money for the Great Falls Hornets Special Olympics team, will be open from 6 to 10 p.m through New Year’s Eve, except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when it will be open from 6 to midnight.
The cost is $5 per car.
Pam Underwood, head coach of the Hornets, said the funds raised by the display help with travel, registration fees, rooming, busing and other expenses.
She said they will be unable to continue the fundraiser next year because of a lack of resources.
“Due to not enough volunteers throughout our organization and no one to oversee this particular fundraiser, we will have to shut our doors,” Underwood said. “Right now I am in charge of it along with a lot of other things for the team, and I can’t give to it what it needs to be as successful as it can be.”
This year’s show, Underwood said, includes decorated trees, inflatable displays, nativity scenes, a reindeer crossing and an elf workshop. Underwood has been affiliated with the Hornets team for 20 years.
The Luminaria Tours put on by Carol Place in the Historic Great Falls Trolley will make stops in the park.
Underwood appreciates that the trolley has visited the RV park through the years.
“I think it’s wonderful that she continues to come out,” Underwood said. “Every year she sends us a check and always sends us a nice letter commenting on how well we’ve done. It’s a morale booster for all of us who have worked so hard on it.
The trolley gives tours through some of the best-decorated areas in Great Falls through Christmas.
The two-hour tours leave the Holiday Village Mall at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The cost is $20 and a can of food.
NO KOA KAMPGROUND DISPLAY
The KOA Kampground light display normally sponsored by the Great Falls Kiwanis Club has been called off this year because of a volunteer shortage.