Moberly Readies For Lights in the Park
MOBERLY - Moberly Parks and Recreation is putting the finishing touches on its annual Lights in the Park display in Rothwell Park before Wednesday's opening. Now in its 26th year, the installation is undergoing several changes. Instead of spreading the decorations throughout the park, they will be more concentrated in an effort to decrease vandalism.
Parks and Recreation director Michael Bork says there were problems last year, with damages totaling $2,500. Also, many of the light bulbs have been replaced with LEDs, which Bork says use 90 percent less energy per bulb.
Danny Bayles walks his dog Bogey "almost every day" in the park, and has visited the festival almost every year he lived Moberly.
"It's all very nice. The lights, Christmas, and the holiday season all kind of go together. It's very pretty."
Visitors can see the display through the end of December.