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Rocky Gap State Park Announces Mountain Reflections 2009

Annapolis, Maryland (November 16, 2009) - Rocky Gap State Park announced the Nov. 20 opening of Mountain Reflections, a premiere seasonal light display. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary colorful lit displays distributed throughout the beautiful Allegany County park.

Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by friendly volunteers and directed to turn their radios to a specific station. They are then free to drive through the show at their own pace.
At the half-way point, visitors are invited into Santa’s Snack Shack for refreshments and to explore the hidden wonderland created by volunteers.

All proceeds from the light show go into the Western Potomac Chapter of the American Red Cross, which provides emergency services for people devastated by natural disasters, house fires and floods. The Red Cross also provides life-saving training and blood collection sites.

Mountain Reflections is open 6 – 9:30 p.m. between Friday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 and costs $7.00 per car, $15.00 per passenger van and $50.00 per tour bus.

Rocky Gap State Park is located off Interstate 68 at exit 50.

   November 16, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office 410-507-7526 cell

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