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Medina gets in the holiday spirit

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 November 2013 at 12:00 am

DPW strings lights on trees at State Street Park, with Main Street planned for Monday

Photos by Tom Rivers – Ben Lacy of the Medina Department of Public Works strings lights on a tree at State Street Park today.

John Fike, left, and Ben Lacy of the DPW get a tree ready for the holidays. They used a bucket truck to string lights on two trees in the park today. The DPW is scheduled to hang the lights and decorations on Main Street on Monday.

The Main Street lights won’t be turned on until before the Parade of Lights starts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30. About 40 lighted floats are expected for the fifth annual parade.

The DPW will also set up a 30-foot-high tree by the Santa House in Rotary Park next week. That tree will be lighted in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. before the parade.

Medina has many activities planned for Nov. 30, its seventh annual Olde Tyme Christmas celebration. New to the event will be a 5-kilometer run at 9 a.m.

For more on the day’s events, click here.