Crews in Rapid City start hanging holiday decorations

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The cold weather is putting many in the holiday spirit, including the City of Rapid City.

Crews were out hanging strings of lights, wreaths and holiday signs in Downtown Rapid City on Monday.
The parks division manager says they usually start going through all of the decorations in October and like to hang everything up in early November, generally before it snows.
Monday was the first day of spreading holiday cheer and the decorations might look familiar.

Parks Division Manager, Scott Anderson, says, "Every year we put a little bit more into it, because from year to year the light strings go bad and we have to replenish and replace, so some of the decorations actually now that we're putting up are at least ten years old, so they're getting a little worn out, so hopefully in the near future, we'll be getting some fresh ones and get some new stuff up for the city."

Anderson says it will take three or four days to put up all the decorations downtown and in a couple of weeks both Halley and Wilson parks will be decorated as well.
The decorations will stay up through the first of the new year and some will even stay up through the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.