The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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November 26, 2012

New light display draws estimated 5,000 vehicles first weekend



Traffic patterns were clearly marked with road signs, but that didn’t stop some motorists from trying to sneak in at other park entries. In particular, cars were approaching the park from Mound Avenue near Pathstone Living. To prevent automotive anarchy, though, those entries were closed.

“It would be logistically a nightmare to start allowing cars to sneak in that way,” Wojcik said.

Both Meidl and Wojcik said there isn’t much they can do to improve the traffic situation. It’s simply a matter of demand.

“We were shuffling them through as quickly as we could,” Meidl said.

The lights are open for viewing 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 31. Food and cash donations will be collected each night.

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