Circle of lights comes down

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 10, 2015) — The holidays are officially over.

On Saturday, thousands of light strands were taken down from Monument Circle today.

They were put up in November for the 52nd annual Circle of Lights event which had more than 100,000 spectators.

It took 75 Union Electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to remove nearly 5,000 lights on the 52 strands.

“It’s a lengthy process and cold,” said Steve Menser, manager at IBEW 481. “But relate us to the mailman: rain, sleet, snow. Nothing’s going to keep us away.

That totals to be more than six miles of electrical wire and more than two miles of garland that came down on Saturday.

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