The 2016 Kiwanis Clubs ornament design features the organizations’ fundraising target – The Kiwanis Holiday of Lights display at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N Main St.

The full-color brass ornament is $10. This year’s Kiwanis Holiday of Lights will be lit at dusk on Saturday, Nov. 19. You can view them each evening through Dec. 31 along North Main Street.

The Holiday of Lights is a community activity of the area’s three Kiwanis Clubs – The Kiwanis Club of Racine, the Kiwanis Club of West Racine and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine. Volunteers maintain, set up and take down the elaborate display that stretches for several blocks and includes a lighted waterfall, a steamboat, a train, many animals and Santa Claus.

The display is funded by donations and, since 1999, the annual sale of a custom designed ornament. The ornament designs have included popular local landmarks, icons and history. Among the past ornaments are the Wind Point Lighthouse, North Beach, the Fourth Fest Parade, Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architecture.

The Kiwanis ornament may be purchased ($10, cash preferred) at these locations:
Castlewood Restaurant, 2811 Wisconsin St., Sturtevant
Catrine’s Barber Shop, 1658 N. Main St.
CRB Insurance, 1400 Newman Road.
Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main St.
Lee’s True Value Hardware, 1950 Taylor Ave.
Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St.
Sew ‘n Save, 3701 Durand Ave.
Sausage Kitchen, 1706 Rapid Drive.
Victory Lane Car Wash, 5310 Washington Ave.
Real Racine Visitor Center, 14015 Washington Ave. (Hwy. 20).

Limited quantities of prior years’ ornaments are available. For more information, contact Ollie Nielsen at 262-412-5746.

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