Christmas lights needed for downtown Williamson


Kyle’s Korner ….

If you grew up in the Williamson area in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, you may remember how downtown was always decorated with Christmas lights.

It was a big deal to drive to “town” to see the red, blue, yellow and green lights strung across the streets from building to building. Those were great memories.

In later years those were replaced with white lights and other decorations. For a time in the 1990s there were some lights and decorations along the floodwall on First Avenue.

It would be nice to see those kinds of decorations again.

Most of those decorations are long gone. Apparently the city of Williamson does not have any holiday wreaths, lights or decorations.

Volunteers are seeking donations for Christmas lights and decorations for downtown Williamson. Donations of good quality lights and holiday decorations would be appreciated.

The Williamson Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is looking for multi colored lights that we can use to make our town merry and bright. They are especially interested in solar lights. Solar lights are available for purchase on line and in many stores around the $20 price point.

The solar lights would be perfect for Williamson because of the limited electrical outlets and no additional electric cost. Or if anyone would like to donate lights, these can be dropped off at the Coal House or Daddy’s Girls 2 Bakery on Second Avenue.

Let’s support this organization and these volunteers who are trying to recharge our downtown and bring some festive looks back to the Tug Valley.

There are some great events coming up with the Mistletoe Market and Christmas Extravaganza.

Most information for these events can be found on FB under the Williamson CVB page and under the separate event pages. You may also contact Tonya Webb at 606-625-1628, Chris Dotson 304-785-6773 or Natalie Taylor 304-235-5240.

(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)

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