Alton's mayor is confident the Christmas Wonderland light display at Rock Spring Park will continue. The interim head of the Grandpa Gang, which creates the display each year, told Big Z listeners Wednesday on Let's Talk that without an influx of younger volunteers the display would likely not happen this year.
Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z he has faith the community will rally around this holiday tradition.
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In the past there have been groups of prisoners bussed in to perform work setting up the lights, and Walker says he has reached out to the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center to see if they can get some inmates up here again this year. If you or your organization would like to help, call 462-6255. A volunteer recruitment meeting is planned for Wednesday, September 7 at 8am at the Rock Spring Park entrance.