|
|
Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Lights going up for downtown project

  • City workers began putting up lights today in downtown Wellington. The lights are what organizers hope will become a fixture in the downtown area as part of the Light up Wellington project.
    • email print
  • City workers began putting up lights today in downtown Wellington. The lights are what organizers hope will become a fixture in the downtown area as part of the Light up Wellington project.
    They are about halfway to their goal of raising $15,000 to pay for all the lights that they need.
    Organizer Sunni Bales said the committee decided to start installing some of the lights in the hopes that people will get the idea of what is planned. The 300 block of North Washington is all that will be lit up for now.
    This will be an ongoing project with lights being installed as the money comes available and as the city has the manpower to do the installation.
    "We want that the people of Wellington will see how beautiful the lights will make our downtown area and hope they will continue to support this project with their donations," Bales said in a press release.
    The lights will be left up year around to illuminate downtown not only during the holidays, but during special events and throughout the year.
    The city will pay the energy costs of keeping the lights on, but LED lights are being used, so the cost will be small.
    The Wellington Community Foundation has offered $3,000 in matching funds for donations of $100 or more, and there is still $1500.00 of the matching funds available. Donations for this project can be made to the Wellington Community Foundation and delivered or mailed to the Chamber of Commerce office – make note on the check that it is for the Light up Wellington project.
    We'll continue to "Light up Wellington" – one block at a time, Bales said. The lights will continue southward as they are put up.
      • calendar