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Bentleyville Reopens: Volunteers Helped Shovel Out Light Display

Updated: December 03, 2019 08:09 PM

Volunteers helped Bentleyville clear out 20 inches of snow that fell across the popular light display. After three days of being closed, the popular light display opened at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Nathan Bentley said wheelchair access to the park may be a bit difficult in some parts due to the snow. They are working on making the pathways accessible for everyone.

They posted on Facebook, saying how thankful they were for volunteers who went down there Monday to help.

"Its been great. People have been coming down with their shovels,snow blowers and trucks. It's been very great that the community has embraced helping getting it cleaned out," said Nathan Bentley, the founder of Bentleyville.

Ethan Deters said they helped shovel out some of the fire pits Monday. 

"We were scheduled to volunteer tonight, so we just decided since they're not open tonight to just come down now and help shovel out," he said. 

John Rentschler came up to Duluth from the Twin Cities area specifically to visit Bentleyville. Even if it was going to be closed, he decided to do his part.

"Came up with the kids and heard it was closed so hoped we could get it open. I figured we'd give it a shot," Rentschler said. "So they're over at the hotel sleeping, and we're shoveling." 

Bentley said although they got most of the snow out, they are still in need of help. 

"We still need people to come down tomorrow, bring a shovel or snow blower to continue helping to widen pathways. We've made some deer tracks so to speak with tunnels so people can walk but we still need people to come down and continue helping shovel things out," said Bentley.

Folks are encouraged to come volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and the rest of the week.

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