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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights continues 44-year tradition

Alana Earle, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights originally began in the 1920's as a collection of decorations on a newly-wed's lawn, became a way to spread holiday cheer to thousands of people who visit the showcase. Dirk Welch, MSU-Burns FOL coordinator, said, "Its [Fantasy Of Lights] purpose is to provide a...

MSU students, alumni run Fantasy of Lights Fun Run

MSU students, alumni run Fantasy of Lights Fun Run

Herbert McCullough

December 2, 2017

On Dec. 2, the Wichita Falls Museum of Arts staff hosted the Fantasy of Lights 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. This is the fourth year this fundraiser has been put on for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights. “It’s a fundraiser for Burns Fantasy of Lights that we have on campus at the MSU park,” Angie ...

Fantasy of Lights kickstarts holiday cheer

Fantasy of Lights kickstarts holiday cheer

Tyler Manning

November 20, 2017

As part of the celebration and to help raise funds for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights, the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m., starting at the pavilion near Sikes Lake and Wichita Falls Museum of Art. "The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights is solely supported throug...

Fantasy of Lights workday brings in community for repairs

Tre' Jones

October 10, 2017

The @MidwesternState Priddy Scholars are up early on a Saturday morning, helping to prep for Fantasy of Lights. #gen1MSU pic.twitter.com/dKSRmrG9hq — M.O.R.E. at MSU (@moreMSU) October 7, 2017 About 100 people volunteered to help paint, sweep and clean off the exhibits for the Fantasy of Lights displays for the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lig...

Elementary school choirs sing at Fantasy of Lights

Elementary school choirs sing at Fantasy of Lights

Stephen Gomez

December 7, 2016

Lights are on, get them ready. On the steps, at Hardin. It's a cute little sight, the children singing tonight. Jack Frost nipping at their nose. The children of Fain, Wichita Falls Independent School District, Ben Milam Elementary School choirs warmed up the chilly night at 6 p.m. with Christmas ...

Fantasy of Lights spreads holiday cheer

The Wichitan

November 30, 2016

OUR VIEW: Everyone should take a walk around campus to see the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights this winter.Before Thanksgiving break, the annual MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights opened on Nov. 21. With 20,000 beautiful lights and 35 entertaining, exciting holiday displays, this is an event that everyone should...

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Patrick German

December 2, 2015

The song, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" fits for the Fantasy of Lights. Christmas is just 23 days away, and with the cold brisk air, twinkling lights, the warmth of hot cocoa and kids giving Santa Claus their Christmas lists, does feel a lot like Christmas. Katelyn Vietti, ed...

8 MSU students volunteer at Fantasy of Lights workshop

8 MSU students volunteer at Fantasy of Lights workshop

Taylor Warren

October 6, 2015

Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Cinderella and her pumpkin coach. Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Santa and his reindeer. Just a few of the exhibits that were brought out, washed off and repainted this past Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Fantasy of Lights workshop. Eight MSU students — and dozens ...

Setting up Fantasy of Lights takes more than 600 hours

Harley Warrick

November 25, 2014

http://vimeo.com/112777615 The Fantasy of Lights is a tradition that has been on campus for 40 years. With 13 maintenance workers and a few volunteers, it takes 600 to 800 hours to set up all the displays. Most of the refurbished maintenance is done before set up or after the Fantasy of Lights....

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