An assortment of donated light displays were being placed in Central Park Tuesday morning by Hannibal Parks Department personnel.

For over three decades the Christmas lighting display at Mike and Donna Coons’ rural Hannibal home delighted young and old alike. While that tradition ended last year, many of the lights will be shining on in Hannibal.

“They gave some of the decorations to family members. They donated the ones that were left over to the city of Hannibal,” said Mary Lynne Richards of the parks department. “We very much appreciate what they have done. It is something a lot of people enjoy during the Christmas season.”

While many of the new displays will be placed this year in Central Park, they could be relocated in the future.

“When we redo the riverfront we’ll have great places for people to go along the riverfront and look at decorations,” said Richards.

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