St. Paul Mayor and Police Chief to Host Holiday Lights in the Park Press Conference on September 10

A Holiday tradition for thousands, Holiday Lights in the Park returns with new leadership, special events and sponsors

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this annual family tradition brings people into our city and creates a sense of vibrancy...

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

The St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the St. Paul Police Foundation announced today that a press conference is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at St. Paul’s Phalen Park to kick off plans for Holiday Lights in the Park, the Midwest’s largest outdoor holiday light display. Holiday Lights will run nightly from November 25 to January 1, 2015 to make the holiday season brighter for both lights enthusiasts and those in need.

The press conference, hosted by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith and the St. Paul Police Foundation Board will introduce new leadership and sponsorship of this event that has brought in thousands of visitors each holiday season for the past six years. To date, Holiday Lights in the Park has raised more than $336,000 to support local non-profit organizations that support the residents of the Twin Cities.

Holiday Lights in the Park Press Conference At-a-Glance:

What: Key stakeholders including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Police Chief Tom Smith and the St. Paul Police Foundation Board will announce plans and sponsorship for this year’s event.

Why: This charitable event will raise funds for the St. Paul Police Foundation which provides additional training, community programming, and safety equipment to the St. Paul Police Department. Proceeds from this event will also go to benefit the Foundation’s community partners, the Union Gospel Mission and Saint Paul Parks Conservancy.

When: 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 10

Where: Phalen Park, 1615 Phalen Drive on St. Paul’s East Side – event to be staged inside main gate near Clubhouse

One of press conference’s attendees, NECA Executive Director Richard Wynne, says that his organization is proud to be working on this project. “It makes sense that a holiday lights event would be led in part by electrical contractors. This is right in our wheelhouse,” said Wynne. “We are happy to be on board and working with our partners on this fantastic project.”

“Holiday Lights is not only a destination for those who love creative holiday light displays, but it is contributing financially to the people in our community,” said Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “Phalen Park is the perfect backdrop for this annual family tradition that brings people into our city, creates a sense of vibrancy and supports the organizations striving to make a difference.”

About Holiday Lights:
Holiday Lights in the Park is a joint venture of the St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the St. Paul Police Foundation with the sole purpose of creating fun and affordable holiday events that raise funds to help meet basic life needs for children and adults in the Twin Cities metro area. All of the net proceeds of the event will be distributed to Union Gospel Mission, the Saint Paul Police Foundation, and the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy. Holiday Lights in the Park is open nightly from November 25 - January 1, 2015 at St. Paul’s Phalen Park. For the cost of $10 per vehicle, visitors will experience a program of more than 60 larger-than-life holiday light sculptures and animated displays from the comfort of their vehicles as they cruise through the park in the evening hours. To purchase tickets you can visit our website: http://www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/, or for more information you can find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpolicefoundation or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StPaulPoliceFdn
                                                                                                         
CONTACTS:
 
Robb Leer, media liaison Holiday Lights in the Park
612.701.0608 Robbl@leercommunication.com  

Kate Kelly, executive director Saint Paul Police Foundation
651.792.5082 Kate.kelly(at)saintpaulpolicefoundation(dot)com


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