Grosso sees lights at last

After a year of waiting, senior Angelina Grosso and her mom recently attended to the Lights Fest in Orlando.

“One day last year, around summer, I saw an ad on Instagram for the Lights Fest and I was in awe,” Grosso said. “I knew I wanted to attend so I signed up to be notified if they come to Orlando and they announced it over October.”

At the festival friends and families can expect live entertainment, local artists and food. Activities such as face painting and bouncy houses are available for the younger crowds.

“Ever since watching ‘Tangled’ I wanted to go to one,” she said.

However these lanterns are a bit more advanced than those in the Disney movie. Clean-up crews collected the low-flying lanterns after they made it to the predicted landing sites. If any are missed, the biodegradable material ensures that there is no trace of the lanterns after the festivities conclude. Very little waste is left behind despite the large crowd of people.

“Over 5,000 people attended the festival,” Gross said. It was incredible,” Grosso said.

 By Breanna Gallagher