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Keeping things bright on Candy Cane Lane

Kees Dan Hartigh, a lane resident and president of the Society for the Preservation of Candy Cane Lane, said that many are aware that participation in the annual lights display has been weakening.

Thanks to a volunteer movement, Candy Cane Lane may be a bit brighter this year.

Kees Dan Hartigh, a lane resident and president of the Society for the Preservation of Candy Cane Lane, said that many are aware that participation in the annual lights display has been weakening.

“Most of the people are getting older; they need help setting up,” he said.

Shaw is sending out picker trucks to help with the tall, massive displays, and any other
Edmontonians interested in preserving a local tradition can help out during the volunteer set up.

The lane stretches for 10 west-end city blocks along 148 Street, between 100 Avenue and 92 Avenue, and has been decorated during the Christmas season for more than three decades.

 
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