Ripley’s Twelfth Annual Holiday Forest of Lights

By Carol Stivers –

The twelfth annual Holiday Forest of Lights is underway in Ripley. Seventy three Christmas trees now brighten the Parker Park on Front Street across from the River Walk.
The trees were donated in memory and honor of loved ones and those interested in the Parker House.
The drive by light display will continue until the first of January.
The trees were lit on Thursday, December 1st at the Parker House. Members of Parker Board and donors gathered at 7 p.m. where they could enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while looking through the Parker Museum.
Before the tree lighting there was a short dedication service thanking the donors for the trees. It was stated that, the trees with their shining lights represent the light that loved ones have shared with the donors of the trees and now the Holiday Forest of Lights; makes a bright spot in Ripley.
Many individuals helped get ready for the Holiday Forest of Lights. They include Danny Price, Alan Stivers, Roberta Platt, Venita Platt, Jean Rickey, Bridget Bowman, Eric Parker, Druann Kendrick, Stevie Parker, Bob Blom and Carol Stivers.