We have been working on the park for almost a month and a half. Garland, lights, bows, trees, and all the associated headaches that go with it. I personally spent 2- eight hour days restringing lights of the metal reindeer that people put out as decorations. I made a star for the Nativity scene (three hundred lights on the star alone!), restrung two 7 ft tall angels, and put out about 2 miles of garland. And that is just what I have done, the rest of the crew has done that and more. Needless to say, I am sick of Christmas already. And I hate that, I mean this has really stolen the joy and meaning of Christmas from me. I long for it to be more than just lights and garland, but for now that is all I know. Maybe after the lighting, I can refocus on Christ and His birth once again.
I hope that people enjoy the work we have put in, because I really believe that this will be the best the park has ever been done (not just cause I helped). We have done more than in previous years, and hopefully it shows.
Anyway, the next time you're in a park or somewhere decked out with lights and such, remember some poor seminary student may have helped put it up! Grace and Peace.