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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2012Note in this photo the original name of the AMES Center is shown.

The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Winter 15th annual Lighting Ceremony 20143A poster created by the Burnsville Community Foundation for the 2013 Lighting Ceremony.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. As of 2017 the Foundation has raised more than $500,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. As of 2017 the Foundation has raised more than $500,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents. As of 2017 the Foundation has raised more than $500,000 to make this event a cherished Burnsville tradition.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree came to life at the annual Winter Lighting event on Nov. 26, 2014. The event is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2012The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree came to life at the annual Winter Lighting event on Nov. 26, 2014. The event is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation.
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ASCENT SculptureThe Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.”
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ASCENT SculptureThe Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.”
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Mayor Elizabeth Kautz at Ascent unveilingThe Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.” Shown is the Mayor speaking during the dedication.
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ASCENT Sculpture plaqueThe Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.”
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ASCENT SculptureAs visitors arrived to the Ascent unveiling, the sculpture is hidden.

The Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.
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ASCENT SculptureThe Ascent Sculpture is slowly unveiled. The Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2012Note in this photo the original name of the Ames Center is shown on the lighted sign. The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Burnsville Foundation - Building CommunityOrganized in 1998 - About our purpose: As members of the Burnsville Community we encourage you to learn more about how you can support and benefit from the Burnsville Foundation. Support our Mission: Your donation directly supports improvements in the City and may be tax deductible.

Grant proposals received by the Foundation are reviewed on a monthly basis and must meet guidelines -
Serve to improve, enhance and beautify the City of Burnsville
Originate from involved citizens
Be supported and maintained by grant receipts
Involve a cross section of residents whenever possible
Fit well with the City's long-range plans for improvement
Be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration
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Burnsville Community Foundation 2000The March April 2000 Burnsville Bulletin (Volume 10 Number 2) Features the Burnsville Foundation.
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Burnsville Community FoundationAugust, September 2001 Burnsville Bulletin features the Burnsville Community Foundation.
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ASCENT Sculpture rendering 2015This is a rendering of the sculptures planned for the lower court of Nicollet Commons Park. The sculpture is Minneapolis artist Foster Willey. (Photo compliments City of Burnsville.)
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ASCENT SculptureCameras recording and photograhing the Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.”
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree came to life at the annual Winter Lighting event on Nov. 26, 2014. The event is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation.
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ASCENT SculptureCouncil Member Dan Kealey at the dedication of the ASCENT sculpture. Photo compliments City of Burnsville.
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Burnsville Community FoundationThe sign at the dedication of the Garden at VanderLann Field.
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The Garden at VanderLann FieldWork begins on the project: This garden is meant to expand the presence of the late Rich VanderLaan at his namesake field in Alimagnet Park. It contains a paver walkway and patio in the form of a baseball with stitches, a variety of colorful perennial ground covers and a bronze sculpture of a young baseball player entitled SAND LOT to memorialize his lifetime dedication to youth and baseball. He was a long time community volunteer, active member of the Burnsville Foundation and founder of Baseball Association 191. He was also known as Burnsville's Mr. Baseball. This project was funded by the Burnsville Foundation
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Garden Statue unveiling at Alimagnet ParkOctober 1, 2014 Burnsville Sun/ThisWeek News reports on the dedication of a new garden and statue at VanderLaan Field, in honor of Rich VanderLaan, who died in 2013.
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Burnsville Community Foundation raising funds for HOMAGE sculpture 2018The Burnsville Bulletin Winter 2018 reports the Burnsville Community Foundation is raising funds for a sculpture to show support for law enforcement and first responders.
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ASCENT SculptureThe Ascent Sculpture is slowly unveiled. The Burnsville Community Foundation sponsored the June 2, 2016 unveiling at Nicollet Commons Park of “Ascent,” a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. The statue was commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation and represents “Giving Back” and “Community Service.
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The planned HOMAGE statue for in front of City Hall/Police Department 2017The Burnsville Community Foundation asked residents to show their support for Burnsville’s Police, Fire and Emergency Medical responders by purchasing “We Support” yard signs. The signs were $5 each and are available for purchase at Burnsville City Hall Proceeds from the yard signs will support construction of “HOMAGE,” a life-size, bronze sculpture depicting a police officer, firefighter and a paramedic. The sculpture will be placed in front of Burnsville City Hall/Police Department.

For more information on the project visit
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2012The Winter Lighting Ceremony is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation through generous donations from area businesses and residents.

More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree will come to life again this November, and all Burnsville residents and winter-lighting enthusiasts are invited to attend. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the ceremony and stroll through the lights. The ceremony includes a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as entertainment.
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Winter Lighting Ceremony 2014More than 200,000 mini lights, 230 streetlight snowflakes and a 30-foot-tall tree came to life at the annual Winter Lighting event on Nov. 26, 2014. The event is sponsored and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation. The Ames sign notes that the Nut Cracker will be playing on stage.
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