Volunteers needed to help clean up after record-setting Bentleyville light festival


The annual Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth attracted record-setting crowds this year, and now organizers are hoping people will come help take down the massive display.

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Organizers said earlier they needed hundreds of volunteers to help take down the lights, and they're crossing their fingers more will come Saturday.

"Most likely we'll have to pick up some trash, all the displays we still need to take down. There's still a lot to do. A lot of the tunnels need to come down, and that's going to take a whole day itself," volunteer Tim Rogentine told Northland's NewsCenter.

Volunteers need to be 16 years or older.

An estimated 240,000 visitors attended the free event at Bayfront Park in Duluth this year, organizers said. Nathan Bentley told Northland's NewsCenter it was "just a very successful year down here."

The record-setting attendance was partly due to the mild weather throughout December.

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