Temperatures in the single digits and everything snow covered set the tone for a beautiful event of lighting the skies with the Chinese floating lanterns.
A big crowd gathered at Weilmunster Park by the Old Crouch Bridge to set off lanterns, many with wishes written on them. The winds were calm and the lanterns floated straight up. The 400 lanterns were finally sold out after some purchases were made at the event. Hundreds of lanterns dotted the sky.
The annual event has become very popular. Families come to “light up the sky” on New year’s Eve. The event is sponsored by the Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce each year. Proceeds help fund scholarships for two deserving graduating seniors at the GV High School.