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Refurbished snowflakes gracing Fort Dodge light poles

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FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) -- Giant snowflakes have been refreshed and now grace light poles along six bridges in Fort Dodge.

The Messenger reports that 80 of the refurbished holiday decorations were installed Tuesday morning.

Inmates at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility joined several local organizations in the effort. They used 6,000 feet of electrical cord and 7,200 LED light bulbs for their work, which included stripping off the old garland.

The workers welded any areas that needed repair, sandblasted the metal framework and then primed and painted before putting on the wiring and lights.

An anonymous donor paid for the supplies.

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