Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council Encourages Enlightenment in Community During Celebration of Lights!
(Fort Fairfield) – The Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council is seeking to spark some excitement in the community for the Holidays with an electrifying new project – the Fort Fairfield Celebration of Lights! This new, community-wide initiative is designed to bring more light to some of the darkest days of the year by encouraging businesses and homeowners to create a more festive atmosphere in town by decorating their storefronts and homes.
“We’ve been meeting with business and community leaders for months now to refine our plans to bring more buzz to Main Street,” explained Phil Christensen, President of the Quality of Place Council. “We’ve been drawing up plans to illuminate some areas downtown and working with business owners to help incentivize them to join in the fun. The response has been terrific, and despite some challenges with this early winter weather, we are excited to put the next phase of the plan into action.”
Over the past few weeks, the Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council has allocated several thousand dollars to replace some of the decorations that were destroyed when the Community Bandstand collapsed and to invest in additional lights to be used on a variety of downtown businesses and landmarks. Those lights will be on nightly for all to enjoy from December 2nd until January 2nd from 4 to 10pm. Now, the Council is encouraging property owners to join in the fun.
Any address is Fort Fairfield is eligible to participate in the Celebration of Lights Home Decorating Competition. A top-secret panel of judges will be traveling throughout the community from 5 to 10pm on Saturday December 15th to take in the sights (and hopefully some sounds!) of participating homes to select the top three holiday light displays. Those homeowners will win valuable gift cards and prizes from a variety of local businesses. To register, all homeowners have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address and phone number by midnight December 14th. Not computer savvy? Feel free and contact Tim Goff at 939-2440 and provide that same info and you'll be entered to win.
“This is a great chance for the young, and the young at heart, to enjoy a tradition that many members of the Council fondly recall – driving through neighborhoods and oohing and aahing at the dazzling lights glistening on a blanket of fresh fallen snow,” added Christensen. “It is our hope that by encouraging our residents to create some beautiful displays, we can create new traditions for everyone to enjoy.”
For more information on the program, or to get involved, please contact Phil Christensen at 227-1644 or email email@example.com