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LightUp Holliston Begins Decorating

by Bobby Blair
November 5, 2018

The LightUp Holliston Committee has been meeting since August in hopes of decorating the town square and police station with Holiday lighting. With the goal of raising five thousand dollars for the cause, the committee obtained that goal recently plus a little more. The older lanterns which hung from utility poles would be replaced with illuminated large snowflakes. The older string lights which sometimes sparked were to be replaced with 8,000 new LED lights. But then Murphy's Law Struck "(Whatever can go wrong, will, and often does)". The group thought they had a quote for 8,000 lights and planned according on spending the remainder on the large snowflakes, only to find out the quote was for only 800 lights one tenth of the envisioned display. The committee quickly gave up on the idea of purchasing the large snowflakes which ran to the tune of $500 each and downsize the number of string lights to 4,000, half of what had been originally been planned  With a Sunday Start date to begin stringing the lights, Murphy reared his head again. Chairman Ed Daniels told those assembled to help volunteer that the 4,000 lights had not arrived and he didn't expect their arrival until Wednesday. The group fell back on plan C and strung last year's light that were anywhere near seviceable.

Volunteers (Robert Shore, in the forefront) string light at the Sovereign Bank in downtown on Sunday.

A volunteer crew from Galvin Electric made due with last year's lights at the police station. The LightUp Committee is still soliciting funds and you can donate here:https://www.gofundme.com/lightup-holliston?fbclid=IwAR2RcHxzAsWsBGTpXTWOazO0Yrz1owQVcJGBQ6Zz5ceJkLh5ilB_lcKx5tw

The LightUp Holliston Committee is hopeful to have the lights downtown in place for the yearly Holiday Stroll later this month. They also wish that Murphy leaves soon for his annual trip to Florida.

 

 

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