Volunteers are needed for a candlelight ski and hiking event at Fort Ridgely State Park.

Scheduled for Feb. 8, this will be the first time in recent years the park has hosted a winter candlelight event.

“Candlelight ski and hiking events have been very successful at many other state parks,” said park manager Joanne Svendsen. “We’re excited to bring the event to Fort Ridgely State Park.”

Park staff need help with the assembly of the luminaries and their placement along the trail.

Other volunteer opportunities include ensuring that the luminaries remain lit along the mile-long trail, tending the event’s two bonfires or assisting visitors upon arrival.

For more information on the event and volunteer opportunities, call Joanne Svendsen at (507) 426-7840.

More can also be found at www.dnr.state.mn.us.

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