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Setup starts for Festival of Lights in Quincy

Set up for Quincy's Festival of Lights is well underway.
Set up for Quincy's Festival of Lights is well underway.(WGEM)
Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 6:35 PM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - November begins next week which means the setup for Quincy’s Festival of Lights is well underway.

The drive-through light display at Wavering-Moorman Park is starting to come to life ahead of opening night on Thanksgiving.

Festival of Lights President Eric Dooley said they started putting up lights in September to make sure the display is ready for the holidays.

“It’s really a 12-month-out-of-the-year project. We have been working on displays every opportunity we have since we finished picking up earlier in the year. So we started here in the park in late September and so we’ll be working every day until we open on Thanksgiving Day,” Dooley said.

The Illinois Department of Corrections is helping build the displays again after not being able to last year due to COVID-19.

Dooley said the Illinois Department of Corrections is a huge help when it comes to setting up the display.

“They’re so good to us and them coming out just kind of means everything to the project,” Dooley said. “They’ve been able to come out some this year after not having been able to come out at all last year due to COVID and so we are really grateful for that.”

The display runs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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