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Geneva kicks off “Christmas in the park”

The city of Geneva and the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Christmas in the Park.”
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 9:16 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Robert A. Fowler Memorial Park shines bright with thousands of twinkly lights and several displays from local organizations and businesses. The city of Geneva and the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Christmas in the Park.”

On Friday, Dec. 4 the the lights were turned on for the first time this season and the ribbon was officially cut.

Two special guests were there, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children were able to visit them in Santa’s workshop. Santa will also make a visit to his Geneva workshop on Dec. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, and 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Numerous volunteers dedicated hours to transforming the park into this Christmas scene. Geneva Mayor David Hayes said it has been a tough year, but he is thankful the city is able to offer an event such as this to the community.

“Kids especially have not had a lot to look forward too this year and that’s one reason we all got together and decided let’s put our hearts in it and make it good for them,” Mayor Hayes said. “Give some people something to look forward too and I think that’s what we’re accomplishing now, and it’s going to grow from here on out, Geneva is open and ready for Christmas and we’re happy to have everybody come and enjoy it with us.”

If you were not able to make it to the opening night, you still have a chance to see the site for yourself because the lights will be up all throughout December

The park is extending their hours until 10:00 p.m. starting now until the first of the year.

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