‘Light up the Millpond’ now open on weekends
Published 5:11 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023
GATESVILLE – Merchants Millpond State Park will be hosting Light up the Millpond, a drive-through light display coordinated by Gates County Community Events.
Each display is created by members of the community. Civic groups, families, churches, schools, and local businesses participate in the decorations.
The event is held between the hours of 5-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 23. An additional night of viewing will be Thursday, Dec. 21.
This is a drive through event. The holiday displays line the road leading into the Merchants Millpond Visitors Center. There is no admission. Donations to Friends of Merchants Millpond are accepted but not expected.
Below are a list of the groups that have donated their time and resources to the event:
Sugar Shack at The Mingle
Gatesville Masonic Lodge
The Way Church
Barefoot University Gatesville – Emily Truman & Family
M & M Paws Palace
Gates County ROTC
Farm Bureau Gates County
Gates County Kindness Club
Warwick Baptist Church
Gates County Community Center
Sunbury Volunteer Fire Department Station 40
Eure Volunteer Fire Department Station 50
Gates Volunteer Fire Department Station 30
Gates County EMS Station 10
Barbara Toti & Family
Gates County Chamber of Commerce
Art By Tammy Lassiter
SECU – Gatesville
Santa (Colby Eure)
Friends of Merchants Millpond
Volunteers with Gates County Community Events coordinated all the holiday displays. They also noted that the staff at Merchants Millpond State Park has decorated the area at the Visitors Center.