City of Derby News Release
Tree Lighting Kicks off the "Go Green" Initiative
November 8, 2011
Pull out your hats and mittens for the City of Derby’s 6th Annual Tree Lighting on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Join your family and friends at Madison Avenue Central Park (Madison Ave. & Derby St.) for this community event.
The Tree Lighting ceremony kicks off the "green" holiday season in the City of Derby. Here’s what to expect:
- Lighting of the city tree by Mayor Dion Avello
- Live performance by the Derby Community Choir led by Ross Hearn
- Photos with Santa Claus by CL!X
- Hot chocolate, cookies, and kettle korn
- Kid's activities including frame mat decorating
ADA accessible parking will be available. Public parking will be available in the former St. Mary’s School parking lot and on area side streets.
After the tree lights up, green lights will glow all around town. City facilities and participating businesses will be adorned with green energy-efficient LED lights. Residents are encouraged to replace old holiday lights with energy-efficient LED lights to reduce electricity consumption while celebrating the season.
“Derby is the place to be green,” said Mayor Dion Avello. “Shopping locally is the perfect way to keep your ‘green’ in the community and support the local economy.”
This “Go Green” initiative is spearheaded by the Derby Chamber of Commerce and is in its second year. It is a visual reminder for residents to shop locally and keep their "green" in Derby this holiday season. Businesses lit up with green lights will stand out to shoppers and stand together as a community to encourage residents to shop locally.
"Derby businesses provide high quality products and superior customer service," said Rhonda Cott, Derby Chamber President. "If you're not shopping in Derby, you are missing out."
To learn more about the "Go Green" initiative, call 788-3421.
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