Arc's Lights illuminate Wichita again this year

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A tradition continued again in Wichita Thursday night as Arc's Light display officially was brought online.

The display is a big fundraiser for The Arc of Sedgwick County, which helps developmentally disabled people in the area with resources for independent living. But for the families who drove through the display, it's more than a way to donate to a good cause. They say it's a tradition they wouldn't miss.

"We come here every year, we've been coming here for about ten years just to drive through it," said Angela Pubill, who brought her children to Douglas and St. Paul for the first night. "They love the tunnel of lights."

Thousands of lights are connected throughout the display and many of the features are handmade by volunteers. Donations are accepted Sunday through Thursday nights and there is a $10 admission on Fridays and Saturdays.

But if you ask the people who came to see the lights again this year, they say it's a small price to pay as they make Christmas memories. 

"All of the awesome decorations," Pubill said. "We come here for the experience."

The display will be on at the Arc of Sedgwick County through December 28. 

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