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Christmas decorations grace Downtown Rapid City

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Thanksgiving hasn't even arrived but Downtown Rapid City Christmas decorations have.

Parks and Recreation workers were seen hanging wreaths and Christmas decorations downtown Wednesday. The installation could take them up to three weeks to complete.

Although the City usually starts the decorations project around mid-October, Interim director Lon Van Deusen says the wait was worth it given this week's nice weather.

"I know there's a lot of people out there that have been out in the cold and snowy 20 below weather putting up Christmas decorations and it's not fun at all," said Van Deusen. "So our guys enjoy doing it when the weather is nice."

The Parks and Recreation Department spends $5,000 a year to replace broken and damaged lights.

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