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Winter Wonderland

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During the day Wild Wood Park is just a park, but at night...

"This is really fantastic. We drove through here last year. You don't see as much as you do walking, and they've added so many more lights it's really cool," visitor Jack Morzinski said.

Wild Wood Park is home to the fifth annual Rotary Winter Wonderland.

It's an event that draws people from all over the state.

"It turned out great. We got a lot of comments from people all over the state. We have over seven hundred fifty thousand lights this year, and it's been very good with the turnout so far," organizer Dennis Boucher said.

The goal of the Wonderland is to collect food cans and money for local food pantries. As of Thursday night, 26,000 cans have been collected. That's about 20,000 less than the previous year.

Organizers believe there's plenty of time to make up the difference.

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