Anticipation builds for KXLY4's holiday lighting at Children's Hospital

SPOKANE, Wash. - More than 100 children may have to spend their Thanksgiving holiday away from home this year. But, the KXLY4 Extreme Team wants to make sure they feel the spirit of the holiday season. Tonight, we will flip the switch on a project that has brought the community together.

Mark Peterson, crews from Avista and a team of volunteers has spent the last week stringing Christmas lights in Cowley Park, which sits just below Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. That way, the children and families in the hospital can look down and feel the spirit of the holiday season.

The project has brought in volunteers from Numerica Credit Union, the Spokane firefighters union and many others to help bring the joy to kids who can really use it. Restaurants and coffee shops have brought food for volunteers, and countless people have stopped to say hello and thank you. Even Spokane Mayor David Condon reached out, wanting to show his support for this worthwhile project.

"We have more than 130 kids in the hospital today, kids having surgeries," Mayor Condon told Mark Peterson Tuesday morning. "If we can bring a little bit of holiday cheer to them, it's great [to have] people like you and the volunteers you brought out here to make this happen."

Working with the incredible team at Children's Miracle Network, we hope to bring smiles to families in a time they need it most. We're proud to call this project A Light for Every Miracle.

Wednesday night, Mark Peterson and the gang will flip the switch, bringing the project to life. You can watch the live event during KXLY4 News at 6.