An annual celebration that was canceled in 2011 due to the flood came roaring back in 2012.
The Sertoma Club's Christmas in the Park raised more money than ever for charity this past Christmas season.
The site of the Christmas lights display - Oak Park - was devastated by the 2011 flood and the project was skipped that year.
But this year, it was back and recently, the Sertoma Club honored and thanked the 40-plus businesses that participated by having lights displays.
The club president says it's a year-round project in building displays, but it's well worth it.
(Connie Feist, Minot Sertoma Club) "I think we have a lot of new people in the community and it might have been their first year seeing Christmas in the Park. And it's something we're just really proud of. I think people who have lived here for years it's become a tradition for them and they like to bring their families. I know all the kids love it and so we hope we're building a new tradition that continues to grow."
The 2012 Christmas in the Park project collected more than $30,000 that the Sertoma Club donates to non-profit groups around the area.