Twi­lights event shines brightly

Chim­ney Park draws a crowd for its an­nual Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion

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Chim­ney Park was packed Sun­day evening as more than 1,200 peo­ple at­tended the park’s an­nual Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion.

Drawn by hol­i­day sto­ry­telling, car­ol­ing and plenty of Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, the fifth an­nual Twi­lights at Chim­ney Park saw its largest ever crowd and might make a profit for the first time.

Dec­o­ra­tions usu­ally cost around $2,500 or more, but turnout and do­na­tions were larger than ever, so the non­profit Friends of New­ton Parks be­lieves it will make a profit, said chair­woman Jean Austin.

“It was just mag­i­cal,” Austin said. “Peo­ple are so warm and so friendly. You get to meet old friends and make new friends, and (the event) gets you in the mood for the hol­i­day.”

For more about the event and a list of vol­un­teers and spon­sors, visit Cov­

Pho­tos by Gabriel Khouli /The Cov­ing­ton News

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