Friday, December 07, 2007

A Holiday Tradition Done Right

Last Sunday, the Community Park was transformed into a place of wonderment and delight as carolers flooded down from Visitacion, filling the chilly night air with joyous singing and traditional holiday melodies. By 6:30 p.m., a sea of faces representing our spirited community had gathered for the Tree Lighting Ceremony…with even a special guest visit from Santa!

This year, the Holiday Tree took on a whole new level of luminosity with the use of blue and white LED lights. LEDs last 10x longer and save 30% more energy than incandescent bulbs, and also produce more light per watt. The result? Well in our case, an even more glowing and radiant Holiday Tree than in years past, itself a picture of the City’s goal to be both environmentally responsible, as well as ever-mindful of how to cut down on expenditures. The Holiday Tree, then, can be an example of how the same level of services (if not better) can be provided to the community…by just being a little more creative in how we choose to implement them.

Thank you to all who braved the cold to make this event such a success. And a special thank you to Alison for sharing your photos, and to Generators Unlimited, for sharing your mobile power!

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