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Spreading Joy: NUCA Joins Hands with Community Leaders to Illuminate Cowley Park

The holiday season is about spreading cheer, and this year NUCA has again teamed up with members Clearwater Summit Group and Lance Pounder Excavation, as well as Ace Hardware to make it extra special for the patients at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Together, alongside Mark Peterson and the KXLY Extreme Team, this group of wonderful volunteers orchestrated a dazzling Christmas light display at Cowley Park. It's an initiative aimed at brightening the holiday spirit for the young heroes at the hospital, ensuring they feel the warmth and magic of this festive time.

This partnership embodies the power of community and collaboration. Clearwater Summit Group and Lance Pounder Excavation's support in creating the perfect setup were instrumental in bringing this vision to life. Working hand-in-hand, with the Mark Peterson's Extreme team to reach the collective goal of creating a breathtaking display that not only illuminates the park but also the hearts and spirits of the patients and their families as well as the community as a whole.

This year there was a particularly special tree lit up dedicated to breast cancer survivors and to honor a past Making Spirits Bright volunteer who lost her battle with cancer just this fall. Her name was Pam Wilmering and she volunteered for the past 7 years with her husband Sam helping to make the season a little better for the children who are stuck in the hospital during the holidays.

For NUCA, it's more than just bright lights; it's about making a meaningful impact. We believe in giving back and creating moments that lift spirits, especially for those who deserve an extra dose of joy. Through this project, we aim to create an enchanting spectacle that brings smiles to the faces of these young patients and their families during what might be a challenging time.

The Making Spirits Bright light display is open to the public through Christmas into the first of the year. The community is welcome to drive by or park and walk through the festive site. And NUCA is proud to be an annual supporter of this endeavor. Happy Holidays to all!!

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