Holiday Preparations In September

Preparations are already underway for Fantasy of Lights at Midwestern State university.

In fact, Coordinator Randy Canivel said it's a yearlong process to get ready for the huge event.

"This year I started as early as last March, getting this full repair campaign going," said Canivel. "We're restoring all the displays, making sure they're really fixed up, not just painted or cleaned, but really fixed up."

Last year, about 150 volunteers from the community came to help get the displays ready, and this year, they're expecting even more.

"It shows just how nice the people of Wichita Falls are because they give back to this display, they don't ever want to see it go away," said Canivel. "That's how I keep it alive, through the communities help, so I think Fantasy of Lights belongs to Wichita Falls. Not MSU, not me, but to the city."

A work day for the community to help with Fantasy of Lights preparations will be held on Saturday, October 6th from 9a.m.-4p.m. Lunch from On The Border will be provided for free.

Contact Randy Canivel for more information at 940-397-4786.