Downtown to be transformed for holidays

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The annual time when Greencastle transforms its downtown into a winter wonderland of lights has arrived.

This Sunday, workers from Greencastle City Hall, the Department of Public Works and Duke Energy will converge on the courthouse square to deck the trees with white lights.

Street Commissioner Paul Wilson said the work will begin at between 7 and 8 a.m. and will include placing strands of white lights in the trees that line the square.

Also in the next several days, Wilson said, volunteers led by Mayor Nancy Michael will replace all the bulbs in the strands of lights that form the canopy over the downtown area.

Wilson said volunteers will begin -- possibly this weekend or at the beginning of next week -- attaching the strands of lights to the top of the courthouse.

Sometime next week -- possibly Tuesday or Wednesday -- crews from the Department of Public Works will use their bucket truck to hoist the lights from the courthouse to the tops of the buildings surrounding the square, Wilson said.

This is normally done early in the morning where there is less traffic in the downtown area.

For more information, or to volunteer to help with any of these projects, contact the street department at 653-3391 or the mayor's office at 653-3100.

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