Sparkling lights on the Saint Anthony Park Public Library, the gateway to the community, have for years cheerfully greeted folks on long dark winter evenings.
And during this challenging past year, the lights will be an especially welcome sight and comfort for visitors and all who call the Park home.
The St. Anthony Park Library Board has again coordinated this annual seasonal activity with local businesses and community members chipping in to help to spread holiday cheer.
In what has become a neighborhood tradition, Mark and Dave Hansen of the Hansen Tree Farm have generously provided the boughs and trees.
New this year: Terra Firma Building and Remodeling, a local worker-owned cooperative, has provided the labor to set up the greens and string the lights.
St. Anthony Park resident Marty Ruddy, a founder of Terra Firma, said that contributing to the community is at the core of the company’s mission.
Story and photos submitted by Rita LaDoux. St. Anthony Park Library Board.