Past Events

1999 ChristmasInDixie Pageant

The Town of Lake Park held its annual ChristmasInDixie Pageant on the community stage at the Holiday By The Shore festival in Kelsey Park on Saturday, December 4. The contestants ranged from 3 to 13 years old and were divided into three age categories. All the young women who participated were winners, going home with a trophy, flowers and other prizes.

The participants were judged on poise, personality, grace and general appearance. The judges were Town Clerk Mary Wolcott, 1998 Miss ChristmasInDixie Erin Knudtson, and Diane Sophinos, President of Lake Park Friends of the Library. Wild 95.5 DJ Dave Duran was the master of ceremonies.


1999 ChristmasInDixie Pageant firstplace winners (clockwise from upper left): Ashley Jackson, Mia Watford and Mikayla Chapman.

"Holiday By The Shore" A Success

Thousands of fans enjoy the Smash Mouth concert Dec. 4 in Kelsey Park.


The first annual Holiday By The Shore festival, which took place Dec. 35 in Kelsey Park was a huge success! The Town would like to thank the citizens and Town staff for their support in opening up our park and welcoming everyone to Lake Park to enjoy this event. We look forward to doing it again next year!

Christmas Box Angel New Addition To Kelsey Park

An unidentified couple embraces during the Christmas Box Angel dedication.

More than 75 people were in attendance for the dedication of the Christmas Box Angel Monument December 12 in Kelsey Park. The statue, sponsored by Hospice, is inspired by the one in the book The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans.

The angel statue is a place for those who have lost a child to come express their grief. In The Christmas Box parents who have suffered the death of child placed flowers at the base of the statue.

The 4foot bronze statue is only one of six in the entire country and was placed in the northeast corner of Kelsey Park.