After New Year’s Eve rain, the Blue Jacket Fantasy of Lights has been extended one more night for New Years Day.
Organizers said Monday’s rain made Spy Run Creek flood Franke Park, where dozens of holiday displays have been set up since late November. It was scheduled to end New Year’s Eve.
The night is also a “pay what you want” night as a thank you for the 2018 a record-breaking year. This year they had 21,777 cars, and over 109,000 people participate. That’s more than last year’s numbers at 20,680 vehicles and 103,400 people visiting the display. There have been giveaway prizes and also free hot cocoa and popcorn for visitors this year.
The Fantasy of Lights will be open from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for the final night. When you drive through you can pay whatever amount you desire to donate.
Money collected from the event goes toward Blue Jacket Inc., an organization that gives people a second chance for employment. There are testimonials spread throughout the displays of the people Blue Jacket has helped.