Phillips, Wing to co-chair 2018 Rotary Winter Wonderland
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Two of Rotary Winter Wonderland’s hardest working volunteers will lead this year’s holiday light display, as Phil Phillips and John Wing have agreed to co-chair the 2018 event.
Phil and John are long-time members of Marshfield Sunrise Rotary. They were instrumental in the early years of the project, and they continue to work tirelessly behind the scenes to build the display.
Phil enjoys the community-wide volunteer support and says, “I marvel at the volunteers from all ages who come together to serve our community, especially the youth groups.”
Phil grew up on a farm and credits that experience with preparing him for his role in our project.
“I learned to operate equipment and solve problems in my farming days, and those skills have been handy throughout this project,” he says.
John Wing is passionate about the mission of Rotary Wonderland.
“I look forward to continuing our efforts to feed the hungry of Central Wisconsin through our work”, says John. “The most gratifying aspect is the involvement of our entire community in making our program a success.”
You will find John and Phil at the zoo putting displays together in the fall and troubleshooting throughout the season. Maintaining a display with over a million light bulbs and miles of electrical cords is a challenging task.
Scott Larson, who leads the Wonderland Build and Design Committee, said, “Phil and John’s dedication and support of Rotary Winter Wonderland has been and continues to be invaluable to the success of the event”.