Glow in the Park celebrates 100 years for EA Networks

EA Networks has partnered with Ashburton District Council to celebrate 100 years of serving the community by staging a three-day lighting spectacle in the Ashburton Domain.

Ashburton Glow in the Park, held from the 27th to the 29th of August, will feature 13 artistic and interactive light installations, including a thunder tree, water reflections, glow football, mirror balls, and an archway of trusses designed to mimic the flow of electricity.

EA Networks Chief Executive Roger Sutton said Glow in the Park will be a special show for the community. The free event will be a spectacular way for the business to mark 100 years serving the district.

"The domain will be dazzling. We want to focus on a celebration that can involve the whole community with  amazing special effects that people of all ages can enjoy," he said.

The show will start at 6 pm on Friday 27 August with a display of fireworks and an official 'switching on' of the light installations in the Ashburton Domain.

People will be encouraged to follow a trail of light features beginning at the central domain carpark, past the pond, and along the long lawn, looping back to the central carpark where food vendors will be set up. People can wear white to make the most of a special UV area.

Information panels will also tell EA Networks’ story, from its beginnings as the Ashburton Electric Power Board to the present day as a provider of electricity lines and fibre-optic cables for internet.

On Saturday 28 August and Sunday 29 August, Glow in the Park will operate from 5.30 pm until 9.30 pm.

Those coming to the show are encouraged to use a public carpark available off Grigg Street near the old tennis courts and picnic area.

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