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Easterseals Gets New Storage Facility for Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights

The annual Ritz's Fantasy of Lights event takes place at Garvin Park from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

Posted: Oct 27, 2021 8:32 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2021 2:53 PM

Organizers of the annual Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights display in Evansville unveiled an "early Christmas gift" on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, donors and volunteers dedicated a new storage facility that will keep the event's elaborate light displays shining for years to come.

Rehabilitation Center, which is the non-profit organization that puts the annual light display together, says that the new storage facility was funded completely by donations, and that it will allow for the safe and secure storage of dozens of displays.

The 60’ x 100’ building was constructed over the past year and is just a short ways away from Garvin Park, where the annual Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights display is held.

The Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights display is a holiday tradition in the Tri-State and a major fundraising event for Easterseals. It's held each year from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

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