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Holiday Lighting is a success

December 3, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance would like to thank the many businesses, organizations and volunteers that helped with the annual Holiday Lighting.

This is a very large, collaborative event that only works because so many people contribute time and resources to make this a great event for our community:

Ark Enterprises - 2012 GFDGA ornament.

Barb Schultz, Fort Dodge Public Library - Christmas and holiday stories.

Becker Florists - Materials for outdoor ornaments and for the great wagon rides.

Brian Becker - Wagon ride driver.

Bloomers - Hot chocolate.

Buckroyd Studio - Artwork for GFDGA 2012 Christmas ornament and cards.

Candies and More - Providing Santa and Mrs. Claus and for additional expert help.

Cindy Mulroney - Volunteer.

Committee members: Dee and Bob Clapp, Susan and Jim Gill, Nancy Nevins, Ryan Maehl, Terry Cook, Jeff Becker.

Dave Brown Photography - Provided photos of children with Santa.

Dee and Bob Clapp - Many volunteer hours planning and designing the ornament and card.

Downtown merchants - Decorating their windows.

FDSH cheerleaders - Helping with wagon rides and children's activities and for braving the weather while helping with the wagon rides.

FDSH Choir - Beautiful music.

Fort Dodge Fire Department - Delivering Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Fareway - Baking hundreds of cookies for the event.

Frontier Communications - Provided employees who installed thousands of lights on the tree and providing hundreds of Fareway cookies..

Harmony Brigades - Beautiful music.

Hawkeye Cleaning - Cleaned and polished the Wahkonsa after Holiday Lighting.

Laura Crowl - very special Mrs. Claus.

Mary Beth Frischmeyer and Lisa Reisner - Wonderful mothers who helped with the wagon rides.

Mayor Matt Bemrich -Lighting the tree.

Mike Mulroney - Wagon driver.

Messenger - Great publicity for the event.

Noon Lions Club - Helped planning the event, serving and cleanup.

STARS Program - Served hot chocolate and cookies.

SSMID - Financial supporter of the event.

St. Edmond cheerleaders - Helping with wagon rides and children's activities and for braving the weather.

St. Edmond Choir - Beautiful music

Steve Matke - The wonderful city of Fort Dodge employee who provides professional advice and service to ensure lights work and that the tree stays lighted all season.

Sue's Draperies -Costumes

Three Eagles Communications - Publicity and music for the event and for Bobby Knight for being a great MC the evening of the event.

The Wahkonsa Apartments - Allowing our activities to be held in its beautiful building.

Webster County Conservation - Wagon for wagon rides.

Amy Bruno

Lisa Knigge

Greater Fort Dodge

Growth Alliance

Fort Dodge



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