Clinton’s 16th annual Symphony of Lights holiday display will reopen tonight in Eagle Point Park, despite the theft of electrical wiring this week that left a portion of the displays in the dark.

Volunteer electricians are expected to meet today to begin rewiring the affected displays, which mainly stretch along the roadway between the display’s entrance and Eagle Point Lodge inside the park, said Louise Laurent, secretary/treasurer with the Clinton Jaycees event.

The displays weren’t damaged, but the wiring that ran between them to the breaker boxes was stolen, she said. The entire display was closed to the public Wednesday night because of the damage, but most areas are expected to reopen tonight.

More than 500,000 lights make up the Symphony of Lights, which includes lighted holiday scenes, castles, streams and a gingerbread lodge in a 1.1-mile loop of the park, located off U.S. 67 North in Clinton.

For more information, go online to www.symphonyoflights.org.

 


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Vandals shut down Clinton Symphony of Lights

Thomas Geyer at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday

CLINTON - Clinton police are investigating vandalism that has shut down the annual Clinton Symphony of Lights holiday display.

Either late Tuesday or early Wednesday, vandals cut about $2,000 worth of electrical wire and stole it, police said.

Visitors were being turned away Wednesday night from the drive-through display at Eagle Point Park. It is sponsored by the Clinton Jaycees.

Police did not know when the display will reopen.

Symphony of Lights opened Nov. 24, and is scheduled to run through Dec. 30.

Anyone with information about the vandalism and theft is asked to call the Clinton Police Department at 563-243-1458.