Donations needed for holiday lighting in Downtown Bakersfield

Christmas may not be as bright  in Downtown Bakersfield this holiday season unless donors step in with good cheer -- and big checks.
The Bakersfield Downtown Business Association is in search of financial support for the annual holiday lighting downtown.
The project carries a total price tag of $20,000 and has a deadline of November 4th in order to be completed by the Bakersfield Christmas Parade, which will be held on December 5th from 6:00 - 8:00p.m.
"The DBA takes great pride in making our downtown as welcoming and festive as possible. But we cannot shoulder the costs of the lighting project by ourselves. We are solely a member-funded organization and if the lighting is going to take place, we need the members of our downtown community to provide the financial means for us to execute this tremendous undertaking," said DBA President Cathy Butler.
The holiday lights usually run along Chester Avenue, north of Truxtun Avenue during the holiday season -- and the Downtown Business Association says this year the twinkling merriment could potentially stretch all the way to Garces Circle. The giant sequoia trees along the median of the Truxtun Avenue government corridor will also be lit up with holiday cheer.
Interested sponsors should contact Cathy Butler at the DBA offices at (661) 325-5892.
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