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Help keep lights glowing this year

Each year during the holidays, the Ennis downtown area glows with thousands of Christmas lights outlining the beautiful historic buildings that make up the heart of our city.
Many people may not realize those Christmas lights are the direct result of the Lights of Ennis organization and the hard work put in by volunteers. You may have seen workers on a cherry-picker fixing lights in the area during recent days, but what you haven’t seen are the countless hours devoted to raising money, raising awareness and planning for the annual “Evening  Costume Gala” that goes a long way toward funding the lights downtown.
Every year we hear from people who love to see the lights on the buildings and it’s important to understand that they don’t just happen by themselves. One group makes it happen – the Lights of Ennis led by Harriett Adams.
But they need our help. Thanks to the people and businesses that donate and those who attend the Gala, the Lights of Ennis has been able to keep our city glowing during the holidays. Each one of us can do our part, no matter how small. Even if you only donate $1, it helps to make a difference and keep this important program going. If everyone just gave one dollar, we could keep the lights on throughout the holiday season. It costs money for new lights, maintenance, repairs and electricity. Let’s all pitch in to help pay those bills.
There’s still time to attend this year’s gala which takes place Saturday behind the historic Raphael House at 500 W. Ennis Ave. and at the Kolache Depot next door. We know this will be a fun event and it’s the Lights of Ennis’ major fund-raiser. We urge our readers to call immediately to reserve a spot at this gourmet dinner, auction and costume party complete with live music and dancing under the lights. There will even be a big-screen TV set up so football fans won’t miss the UT – Texas Tech game. The caterer, Brown Street Café, needs a head-count right away, so call 972-878-2400 to let them know you’ll be there to have fun and help do your part to keep the lights shining at the same time.
On behalf of the entire community, we want to thank the Lights of Ennis for the Christmas gift they provide for all of us with the beautiful Christmas lights. It’s our hope they will get plenty of help this year from generous contributors and volunteers.

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