Santa’s “little helpers” have been selected to help kick off Santa’s Shining Lights in Charles City’s Central Park.
The event coordinated by the Rotary Satellite Club and Main Street Charles City will officially open with a tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. Organizer and Rotarian Tami Vetter says those who will be “Cheer Meister’s” to help flip the switches include Leland Majewski, son of Connie Majewski, in the Elementary School age category; Hudson Gates, son of Jessica Kiefer and Brandon Gates, in the Middle/High School category; and Teresa Miller in the Adult category.
Festivities will start at 4:30 p.m. with a variety of food trucks available, but Vetter also advises visitors to the park that there will be some parking restrictions starting at 4 p.m..
Vetter says the parking restrictions are only for this Saturday’s opening festivities which will also include fireworks on the Main Street bridge at 7 p.m., where parking will not be allowed from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m.
Also opening Saturday is the lighted Memory Lane on Riverside Drive from Joslin Street to the walking bridge