Holiday Lights display at Manito Park's Gaiser Conservatory opens this weekend

This event is free and open to public.

Judy Nelson, The Friends of Manito, 509.456.8038

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.

The Friends of Manito will host an Open House on Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Manito Meeting Room (east of Gaiser Conservatory - 4 W 21st Ave). This event is free and open to public. Children can decorate cookies; adults can enjoy holiday beverages, or buy a holiday poinsettia and a 2014 Manito Park Calendar. All proceeds benefit Manito Park.

The Spokane Parks & Recreation Department and The Friends of Manito invite the community to Holiday Lights at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory from Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Best viewing is after 4 p.m. The conservatory is decorated with over 30,000 lights along with poinsettia, mums, and a warm climate. Visit The Friends of Manito website for full details.

About the Friends of Manito

The Friends of Manito (TFM) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides improvement funds for the general enhancement of Manito Park in Spokane, WA. Over 100 volunteers work to produce four plant sales that provide the bulk of the fundraising efforts. A summer auction on July 20, 2014 is an additional event for TFM to further its mission. TFM also offers educational programs and events to further promote the community's use and enjoyment of Manito Park. All activities are free and open to the public.

Since their beginning, The Friends of Manito has contributed over $720,000 to Manito Park. Recent projects completed include the sidewalk on 25th, the picnic shelter at the upper Manito playground, Hosta gardens near the Park Bench, expansion of the Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Garden Gate, and shoreline improvements to Mirror Pond. For more information visit The Friends of Manito website or call the TFM office at 509.456.8038.