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El Paso County to honor healthcare workers with 'A Night of Hope'

December 3, 2020
El Paso County to honor healthcare workers with 'A Night of Hope'

El Paso County will honor healthcare workers with A Night of Hope on Saturday, December 12, the opening night of its annual Lights on the Lake holiday lights display at Ascarate Park.

The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will include a large LED screen on which the names and images of doctors, nurses, techs and other health care workers will be displayed.

You can submit photos of the healthcare workers in your life for display on the screen. Email them to parksinfo@epcounty.com. Please include the full name of the healthcare worker, along with a message, if desired.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 6.

“My primary objective in issuing all of the County’s Stay Home, Work Safe Orders has been to slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the burden on our hospitals, funeral homes, and on our frontlines heroes,” said County Judge Ricardo Samaniego. ”A Night of Hope is a small tribute to all of our hospital CEOs, doctors, nurses, first responders and all of our other unsung heroes who have been working tirelessly for months to help save as many lives as possible. Their dedication, commitment and courage deserve our deepest gratitude. Rest assured that I will continue to be an ambassador for all of our heroes.”

The El Paso County Parks & Recreation Department is asking the public to show its support by decorating vehicles with lights and submitting photos of any healthcare workers they wish to honor during this event. An LED wall will be displayed with photos that the public submits, with inspirational music playing as visitors enter Lights on the Lake.

Sky beams will also light the sky in their honor along with a color light show with holiday music that will be playing as visitors pass through the south end of the park.

Lights on the Lake is the annual tradition of holiday lights at Ascarate Park. It will begin with A Night of Hope on December 12 and will light the holidays through Wednesday, January 6.

The lights will be displayed daily from 5-9 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions Lights on the Lake will be a drive-thru only event. Visitors will not be allowed to exit their vehicles to walk and view the lights as in the past.