Electric night at 86th annual Edison Festival of Light

Reporter: Haley Zarcone Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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It was an electric night celebrating the father of the lightbulb.

Saturday was the 86th annual Edison Festival of Light, honoring Thomas Edison, who spent his winters right here in Fort Myers.

About 100,000 people lined the streets from Fort Myers High School all the way to downtown.

Southwest Florida has celebrated the impact of Edison for over 80 years as the streets of Fort Myers were lit up for over two and a half miles.

The parade was happening, rain or shine, but luckily for everyone along the route, it was a dry and fun-filled night. More importantly, it was safe.

The Fort Myers Police Department was staggered along the route as promised, ensuring everyone had a good time.

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