The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 26, 2013

A (lighted) walk through Eagle Point Park

CLINTON — Before families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving, area residents will once again walk through Eagle Point Park to kick off this season’s Symphony of Lights.

The annual walk, held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, offers people the first chance to see this year’s display. Jaycees Chairman Ryan Steines said all of the displays are up, with some featuring brighter LED bulbs. While there are no new displays, he said the event offers many old favorites in a different layout than last year.

“It always looks a little different each year,” Steines said.

The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 for the walk. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free and strollers are welcome. Tickets should be purchased and picked up at the Lyons Train Depot, 56 25th Ave. North.

Steines is looking forward to another good year for the walk.

“It’s a good way to get the first look at it and also get a little closer look at the lights,” Steines said.

Those attending the event are asked to park at the Lyons Train Depot and use the shuttle bus service to get to the park. Several buses will run from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Only vehicles with handicap permits may enter the park.

The Symphony of lights will run from Wednesday to Dec. 30. The event begins each night at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for cars of more more than 10 occupants or $2 per person for cars with 10 or more.

Fore more information on the annual event, visit

Text Only
  • Herrity last column Write down your family history

    I must sadly report that this is my last column. Many thanks to all my supporters and thanks, also, to those who gave me ideas and background information.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albany Miss Flame Festival: Safety and fun rolled into one

    It isn’t always the case that a large community event can provide family fun while sliding in a few safety tips. But coordinators of the Albany Miss Flame Festival believe the 46th running of the event is making a major impact in the number of local emergencies.

    August 1, 2014

  • Sisters shares sandwiches Sisters share sandwiches with the homeless

    Thirty-one more people were fed Thursday between Clinton’s Moose Lodge and the dike near Sixth Avenue South. The Sisters of St. Francis hope to feed more in the coming weeks.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Evers Evers' duck decoy hits auction block

    From just a block out of a basswood tree, David Evers creates award-winning pieces of artwork.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-31 at 2.12.55 PM.png VIDEO: Five-year-old doesn't want her brother to grow up

    Sadie, an adorable 5-year-old from Phoenix, wants her brother to stay young forever, so much so that her emotional reaction to the thought of him getting older has drawn more than 10 million views on YouTube.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Relay for Life: Stepping toward awareness

    Statistics reveal that cancer continues to remain the second most common cause of death in the United States, claiming one out of four deaths every day.

    July 31, 2014

  • Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

    Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors.

    July 31, 2014

  • Sharknado.jpg Sharknado 2 set to attack viewers tonight

    In the face of another "Sharknado" TV movie (the even-more-inane "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premiering Wednesday night on Syfy), there isn't much for a critic to say except to echo what the characters themselves so frequently scream when confronted by a great white shark spinning toward them in a funnel cloud:
    "LOOK OUT!!"

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Showboat follies Iafrate set to leave Showboat Theatre

    As the summer season nears its end, the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre on Tuesday honored the past and said hello to the future.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • wd saturday tobias .jpg Stranger’s generosity stuns Ohio veteran

    Vietnam War veteran David A. Tobias was overwhelmed recently when a fellow customer at an OfficeMax store near Ashtabula, Ohio paid for a computer he was purchasing.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.