Lights finally come down
The square was still in a festive spirit this week, but only because the bitter cold prevented crews from taking down Christmas lights around the square.
Employees with Live Events Solutions, the company contracted to create this year’s downtown display, were taking down lights as fast they could Thursday, but employee Gary Teal said it takes two hours to unwind lights from some trees, and with 67 trees to finish, he said the last of the lights might not be down until the end of the month.
The remaining lights have all been turned off, Teal said, though he noted the electricity costs were low with 225 LED bulbs only costing around $8 a month to power.
Greg Chandler, an employee with Live Events Solutions, takes Christmas lights out of a tree in front of the Historic Courthouse. Because of the trees’ height and branches, it takes a single person about two hours to clear the lights using a regular ladder.