Switch flipped for Leg Lamp

Hundreds turned out for the opening of the Downtown Park in Chickasha and the lighting of the Christmas Story Leg Lamp.
 The celebration was the debut of the permanent version of the gigantic leg lamp which was recently constructed next to the Rock Island Railroad Depot at the end of Chickasha Avenue.
  The entire structure is 50-feet tall and is modeled from the leg lamp featured in the holiday movie ‘A Christmas Story.’
 Jim Cowan with the economic development council says not everyone likes the leg lamp but it has received international attention.
 The leg lamp is the first phase of a new downtown park that will be built in the next few years. Nearly $1.5 million in private funds were raised for this project.
 The opening ceremony got underway about 5:30 Saturday evening with entertainment from local children’s dance studios, members of the Chickasha Community Theatre performed excerpts from the groups upcoming holiday performance ‘A Christmas Story; The Musical’.
 Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell was on hand for the ceremony.
 The lamp was officially lit at 7 o’clock followed by a free concert from The Imaginaries, Maggie McClure and Shane Henry, who have been active over the last few years promoting Chickasha in their music videos, and were co-producers of the motion picture A Cowgirl’s Song which was filmed entirely in Chickasha.