'Lights On the River' in Lisbon raises $18,000, collects over 2,700 pounds of food despite closure during ice storm
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 6:09 am

LISBON -- Despite a two-day closure during the ice storm Lights On The River raised $18,000 and collected 2,700 pounds of food for local food pantries.

Scott Wilhelm, Lights on The River Co-Founder, said food numbers and visitors were down this year due to the closure, but cash donations surpassed last year by roughly $3,000.

“We were closed the last two days of the event, which typically is by far our busiest,” he said. “But we were able to open an additional day on Monday which helped, and also gave the out of town folks who come in over the weekend an opportunity to see Lights on the River for the first time.”

Donations were distributed to several St. Lawrence County charities over the weekend.