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Jackson nonprofit People for the Parks and Trails hosts Christmas in July

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 11:17:29-04

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson nonprofit, People for the Parks and Trails, is working with the city to expand the display of Christmas lights in Betsy Butterfield Park and Elnora Moorman Plaza that the community enjoyed last year to other parks across the city.

“A lot of our neighbors were saying how much they enjoyed seeing the lights, how much holiday cheer it brought them and how it makes Jackson look like a welcoming community," People for the Parks and Trails co-founder and President Aaron Dimick said.

In order to do this, People for the Parks created a Christmas in July fundraiser where community members can make donations that will go toward purchasing items like solar lights and power strips.

People for the Parks has a fund raising goal of $500, and if they meet or exceed that goal, Dimick says there might be a big surprise for Jackson residents.

“I called up to the North Pole, and I talked to Santa Claus, and Santa tells me that if we raise more than $500, he will come down to Jackson and will go down the water slide” said Dimick.

Donations will be taken all year long. If you want to contribute, you can visit peoplefortheparks.org and click the donate tab, or you can visit their Facebook page for more information on the fundraiser.

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