2015 COURTHOUSE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CAMPAIGN UPDATE

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE

For details contact – Spencer Barker 740-877-1770 (cell) or 740-321-1219 (home) e-mail sabarker@mac.com or Tim Bubb 740-323-3951 (home) or 740-334-2012 (Cell) e-mail timbubb@roadrunner.com

    The 67th annual Courthouse Holiday Lighting Campaign has reached 92-percent of its goal as of Sunday, October 18th (2015).  To date the community based Lighting Committee reports deposits of $18,700.  The goal is $20,200.

    The annual holiday lighting of the Courthouse is the official start of the Christmas season in Licking County. This year’s 67th consecutive lighting continues a tradition that began in 1949. The Committee is asking previous givers and anyone in the community to consider supporting this special project! 

    Sponsored by the Licking County Courthouse Lighting Committee this annual campaign raises monies for the installation, wiring and decorating of the Courthouse, Gazebo and the surrounding Courthouse Park.  In addition, this year the Committee is continuing their efforts in the expensive conversion of the decorations and stringers from incandescent lights to more energy efficient and longer lasting LED lights. The community contributions will pay for the LED upgrading of the bulbs, replacement of worn equipment, and the removal of the decorations in January. As in past years, the Lighting Committee will organize the traditional arrival of Santa and a musical program for the evening of Friday, November 27th at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Newark.

     The Community Lighting Fundraising Campaign will run through Friday, October 23rd.  At the conclusion of the fund raising effort members of the Lighting Committee will determine to what extent the Courthouse and grounds will be decorated for this year’s celebration.  Additional information on the project is available at the website …  www.courthouselighting.com

        Letters are being mailed asking area businesses, individuals and previous contributors for financial support for this important local tradition. Contributions are tax-deductible and may be sent to:  

Licking County Courthouse Lighting Committee 
Post Office Box 292 
Newark, Ohio 43058-0292

Photography By: Nathan Arnold, Juliet Connolly, and John Rossignol