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Posted on: November 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Military and Veterans in Parks Program launches Friday at the Holiday Festival of Lights

Image of the stars and eagle light display

[CHARLESTON, SC] –The 27th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights debuts Friday, Nov. 11 at James Island County Park, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) has planned a special evening to honor current and former members of the military in honor of Veteran’s Day.

On opening night, which coincides with Veterans Day, guests who show a valid military ID will receive $5 off their admission to the Holiday Festival of Lights. American flags will also be distributed to honor the military, and randomly-selected guests will also receive the annual festival ornament. This year’s ornament honors the light display fashioned after Fort Sumter. Guests will also enjoy patriotic and holiday music performed by the Lowcountry Powerbrass band in Santa’s Village.

The Nov. 11 festivities at James Island County Park will kick off CCPRC’s Military and Veterans in the Parks (MVP) program. Developed to recognize, honor, and support military through various stages in military life and beyond, new offerings of the program will include discounted pier fishing rates, discounts on camping rates at James Island County Park’s campground, employment recruitment fairs that target members of the military for hiring by CCPRC, and special offerings for those with disabilities through CCPRC’s Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Club. As in years’ past, CCPRC’s waterparks will continue to offer Military Monday discounted admission rates.

Every Monday through Thursday, visitors can also receive $5 admission discounts to the Holiday Festival of Lights when bringing a canned food item for donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. Canned dog and cat food is also accepted.

For more information on the Holiday Festival of Lights or the MVP program, call 843-795-4386 or visit the link below. The Holiday Festival of Lights is presented by Boeing and Your Charleston County Parks.

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