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Binder Park lights up for a cause

A new holiday event has taken over Binder Park in Jefferson City. (Megan Sanchez/ KRCG 13)

A new holiday event has taken over Binder Park in Jefferson City.

"It is gorgeous," Sarah Schaefer said about her visit. "We loved all of it."

The lights stretch for a mile long and this is considered the first ever Capital City Festival of Lights. It costs $20 for each car to drive through the lights display, and it's all for a good cause.

"The proceeds of the park will go back to Homemaker," Paul Buckley, Homemaker Health Board Member said. "Homemaker is committed to continue to enhance this park year after year, and we're also helping some other organizations such as this week the Jefferson City Boys and Girls Club is here helping us."

Homemaker Healthcare in Jefferson City provides equipment to help people live on their own at no cost. Items such as shower benches and wheelchairs are give to those in need for free.

And each board member comes out nearly every night to wave cars through and tell guests what's in-store.

"Especially liked the lights that were synced with the music," Schaefer said. "We turned on the music in our car and had it blaring."

Schaefer said that the cash only cost didn't bother her and was worth the lights and the cause.

"Well worth it, yes, well worth it."

The display continues through December 31 and is lit every Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Some of the funds will also go toward the purchase of the lights because this is the event's first year.

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