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Paradise and CBS parks shine bright in the new year

By Mark Squibb/January 20, 2022

Both Paradise and CBS have decided to leave some of their Christmas light displays intact in a bid to brighten a new year darkened by rising COVID cases.

Paradise will be leaving lights up along the Peter Barry Memorial Park trail until January 31, and folks can enjoy the display from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile, hikers can enjoy the Manuel’s River trail light displays until the third week of February. The light display is turned on from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.

“We have decided to leave the lighted walk at Manuel’s River on through Winterfest as a positive sign,” said CBS Mayor Darrin Bent. “It’s outdoors, and I think we all believe that things outdoors are safer when it comes to people being able to take advantage of them, and we believe it’s a positive step to do this.”

Throughout the pandemic, municipalities, businesses, and individuals, have put up lights and bright decorations to help combat pandemic blues.

Bent added that, with organized sports being shut down, the town has created more general skating slots so that people can get out and enjoy the ice.

The Town of Holyrood, meanwhile, is also leaving its light display at Holy Cross Park up for now, extending its regular schedule.

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