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“Miracle” volunteer work completes holiday decorations downtown



A “Miracle on Main Street.” 

That’s how a spokesman for La Crosse’s City Vision group describes the volunteer work this week to complete downtown Christmas decorations for this year. 

Jay Lokken of City Vision says Johnson Tree Service and Kirchner Custom Building came to the rescue, after the first volunteer attempt to hang wreaths and snowflakes on lampposts was cut short in early November.

Lokken says the companies could “pop ’em right up” on poles, because they had the right equipment.

City employees normally put up those decorations,  but this year, that duty was handed over to volunteers, when city leaders decided to assign workers to a month-long leaf collection campaign that still has a week to go.    


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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