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Karen Marsh opens the door to “Santa’s Workshop,” part of a huge decorative holiday display she sets up each year at her father’s farm on County Road FF (about four miles west of Hwy. 29) and at her own home next door. Marsh calls it the “Roman Pechacek Holiday Display,” in honor of her late father. (River Falls Journal photos by Gretta Stark)

Drive through, see her holiday display

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With the cold weather and freezing rain last week, Karen Marsh said she’s had a difficult time getting all her holiday decorations up. Marsh's decorations include hundred of strings of lights, more than 30 Christmas trees, about 30 inflatibles and other decorations all at her father's farm on County Road FF (about four miles west of Hwy. 29). She's also decorating her home next door. 

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She said she turns the lights on about 4:30 p.m. and turns them off at about 10 p.m. The public is invited to view the display any time lights are on, weather permitting, starting Friday, Dec. 13. People can drive through, or park and walk through the display.

Marsh calls it the “Roman Pechacek Holiday Display,” in honor of her late father. She said it takes her about six weeks to set up all the lights, inflatables and other decorations. People from all over the area come every year to see the display. It is free for the public to come and drive through the farm and enjoy the decorations. However, she does collect donations of and money for the River Falls Food Pantry. She said there will also be treats for children.

 While she hopes to be ready for guests to come view the lights Friday, she said it all depends on the weather. She said if it’s snowing or raining, it’s not safe for her to turn on the lights. She said people can call 715-425-5820 to find out of the lights will be on not. 

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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