Dec 8, 2010 1:53 PM by Robin O'Day (KPAX News)
PLAINS - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sanders County as for the 17th year, the fairgrounds are glowing with thousands of Christmas lights.
The annual tradition draws people from all over the world and many people in western Montana look forward to driving through the winter wonderland each year.
Fair Manager, Mike Hashisaki says it's a long process to get the fairgrounds decked out each year but it's well worth it when they see the expressions on people's faces, young and old alike.
"Hoards of little kids running around and their eyes getting...big around, and they're just so excited. And then you see the senior citizens and they're more excited than the kids are about the lights so they're remembering back to their childhood."
The fairgrounds will be aglow each night through January 1st, from dusk until 9 p.m. The event is free but they are accepting cash donations to help supply their lights. Organizers are also accepting nonperishable food items for their local food bank.