Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season in Manhattan


Festival of Lights courtesy photo.

Manhattan’s Blue Earth Plaza was a festive scene Friday night.
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That was the sound of the crowd demanding the Grinch restore the lights at the Blue Earth Plaza for the Festival of Lights. The lights were restored and the Christmas tree was lit.  KMAN spoke with Manhattan City Mayor Mike Dodson after the lighting to give his comments on the event.
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Dodson thanked all those who volunteered their time to make the event happen and wanted everyone to keep those less fortunate in their minds this holiday season.
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Dodson said since returning to Manhattan four years ago, the event has gotten bigger every year and even included a new tree.

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