Volume 9, Issue 4, February 19, 2016
CHASKA 100 CLUB PLANS AHEAD
For over 20 years a non-profit group called the Chaska 100 Club has worked behind the scenes to help provide many of the holiday light displays to the City of Chaska.
Each year on the first Sunday in December the group holds a hors de oeuvre event to raise money to pay for, replace, and install the holiday lights in the community. In the past this has included many of the lights and decorations found at City Square Park and on the lamp posts throughout the downtown area.
Upon completion of Firemen’s Park it was the goal of the Chaska 100 Club to come up with a significant display for the park during the month of December. The organization wanted to emphasize the holidays and create another destination place for people to come downtown and celebrate.
Just over a year ago the Chaska 100 Club developed a Master Plan of how to decorate Firemen’s Park during the holidays as funds become available. The centerpiece of the decorations is planned to be a 50-foot signature Christmas tree with ornaments and 5,200 lights, as well as 115,000 LED lights on 89 of the newly planted trees in the park.
The Chaska 100 Club is extremely pleased to announce that because of a generous donation from John Lenzen of Lenzen Chevrolet Buick the Club is able to purchase the 50-foot artificial Christmas tree. We hope the tree and other decorations will be very visible and welcoming as residents enter the downtown area from the Highway 41 hill and will also accent and compliment the other decorations around City Square Park and the surrounding vicinity.
The City of Chaska would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chaska 100 Club and John Lenzen for their significant contributions in making our downtown and community as a whole, “The Best Small Town in Minnesota.”