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Outlook's 'Wonderland' raises mega bucks for regional park

Multi-night event racks up impressive numbers
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OUTLOOK - The Outlook & District Regional Park's second annual Winter Wonderland that was held last month, which brought together dozens of incredible and eye-popping Christmas displays, was another big success according to park administrator, Kaitlyn Gifford.

The event was held from December 13th until the 23rd, with the first two evenings being walkthrough-only traffic that allowed people to get up close and personal with the displays, as well as Santa Claus himself, who was out and about with Town of Outlook Mayor Maureen Weiterman and staff, giving out holiday treats to passersby.

As well, an online vote of people's choice winners was held for the displays that seemed to stand out the most, and it was the work crafted by local schools that took top honours, with the Grade 5's taking first place, Grade 2's taking second, LCBI taking third, and the Grade 3's nabbing fourth.

As for the total amount raised, it seems that people were in a giving nature as Gifford told The Outlook that the event managed to raise just over $10,000, a highly remarkable number on its own that's made even more impressive by the fact that the event actually had to miss one night due to SaskPower making repairs in the park.

Gifford says the funds will go towards a number of projects that are being planned.

"We haven't allocated the money towards anything in particular yet," she said.  "We have many ongoing and upcoming projects in the park.  We still have plans to fill the old pool, and to add some playground equipment and tables by the newly located concession.  We also have plans to keep having community events, such as dog sledding over February break - there is never a dull moment in the park!"