Fri November 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Britta McKenna
November 13, 2009 Executive Director, Batavia MainStreet
BATAVIA MAINSTREET LOOKING FOR HELP TO LIGHT UP THE DOWNTOWN
Batavia, IL: Batavia MainStreet is stepping up to the challenge of helping to decorate downtown Batavia for the holidays. The current budget cuts at the City have downsized the annual downtown Batavia holiday decorating plans, so MainStreet is calling for business owners and volunteers to help with a lighting plan. MainStreet Executive Director, Britta McKenna comments, “We encourage all downtown Batavia businesses to string white lights inside your building to trim your windows and decorate as much as possible. If they need assistance, they can contact MainStreet and we’ll send lights and volunteers to help on November 28th.”
A “Light UP the DOWNtown” decorating day is scheduled for Saturday, November 28th from 9:30 am until Noon. Volunteers should report to the MainStreet office to pick up lights, supplies and directions of where and how to decorate in teams. Lights will be accepted that Saturday, but preferred prior to the 28th so MainStreet knows additional lights need to be purchased to decorate empty store fronts and selected landscaping. Children are welcome to help, but must be accompanied by an adult unless they are in high school.
The Batavia MainStreet office, located at 4 ½ W Wilson Street, under Reel Pro video (take the stairs down to the river level and the front door is under the green canopy), is collecting donated white lights (small bulbs) from the community now through Saturday, November 28th as well as unwrapped toys for the ACCESS toy drive. The MainStreet office is open from 8 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday, but due to a small staff may be out of the office at times, so it is advisable to phone the office at 630-761-3528 before you come to drop off donations.
For more information about the “Light UP the DOWNtown,” please contact the Batavia MainStreet office at (630) 761-3528 or email email@example.com. If you are planning on bringing a group, please advise the MainStreet office so we are able to leverage groups the best way possible. For more information about upcoming holiday promotions and events, visit the Batavia MainStreet website at www.downtownbatavia.com.
The Batavia MainStreet Program is one of 55 not-for-profit, community based organizations in the state of Illinois. The mission of Batavia MainStreet is to enhance the identity of Batavia’s downtown area as the heart of our community. MainStreet members work through the four points: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion to improve the downtown district. MainStreet volunteers believe the revitalization of downtown Batavia is essential to our community’s sense of pride, place, and heritage for this and future generations. For more information Batavia MainStreet or to volunteer on any of their four committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization or Promotion, please contact the office at (630) 761-3528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.