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It's lights out for Kokomo holiday tradition

This will be the last year for "We Care Park"
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Posted at 6:06 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 18:20:24-05

KOKOMO — A Kokomo holiday tradition is entering its final run.

The "We Care Park" drive-thru Christmas light display in a neighborhood north of downtown Kokomo has been held for 27-years.

Mike Wyant and his volunteers decorate about three acres of his property, and Wyant supplies lights for any of his neighbors who want to participate.

But Mike says he is 75-years-old and it's gotten to be too much work, especially since he's lost some of his helpers. So this was be the last year.

The lights go on at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and continue until December 27.

Kokomo radio station WWKI held an auction Friday for the honor of flipping the switch. $6,400 was raised, which all goes to charity.

There is no charge to visit We Care Park, but donations are accepted and all the money goes to charity.

The light show was featured on ABC's "Great Christmas Light FIght," two-years ago.