Gift of Lights trees are coming to Veterans Park

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in the 2012 Gift of Lights. 

A tree may be purchased for a $30 donation.  The trees will be located at Veterans Park in downtown Port Clinton.  People will vote for their favorite or best-decorated tree for a dollar donation.  The proceeds from the 2012 Gift of Lights goes to Compassionate Friends, as selected by the 2011 winner (Port Clinton Women’s Club – 3rd year in a row).  The donations will determine this year’s winner.
 Organizations and businesses may decorate their trees beginning on Monday, Nov. 26.  All trees should be completed by Friday, Nov. 30.  Voting begins on Saturday, Dec. 1, during Community Christmas.  Ballot boxes will be available at the Main Street PC/Chamber office, City Hall, the Book Exchange, Coffee Express, McCarthy’s, Papa Jimmies, Perfect Color Hair and Tan, Slater’s Madison Street Pub, Underwood’s Grill and the Wide World Shoppe.
 The deadline to vote is Monday, Dec. 17, at 12 p.m.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Businesses and organizations should remove their decorations the week of Jan. 2, 2013.
 If you are interested in decorating a tree, please contact Main Street Port Clinton at 419-734-5503.  Make checks payable to the Port Clinton Recreation Department.

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