I think just about everyone in the area has seen the Bentleyville "Tour of Lights" display in Duluth.  It is quite a spectacle to see, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes, before the 3.5 million lights come on?

I've known Nathan Bentley since our 7th grade year at Washington Junior High (Go Eagles!), so I decided to reconnect with him and see if he would show me a few of the activities that occur on a daily basis to make it all possible.

I knew it took a lot of volunteers and a lot of planning, but did you know it took 300,000 cookies?  It takes that, and a whole lot more to keep the lights on at Bentleyville.

Here is what I discovered on my visit.