Our Town Belfast seeking help to decorate downtown

By Ben Holbrook | Nov 13, 2012

Belfast — Our Town Belfast is looking for help with decking out the city for the holidays through a
fund-raising campaign aimed at getting the entire community involved.

Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, Our Town Belfast begins decorating the downtown with wreaths and lights. In addition, the organization is also responsible for the Christmas tree at City Hall.

Purchasing the necessary lights and decorations costs about $5,000, half of which Our Town Belfast is hoping to raise through an online campaign. Breanna Bebb, executive director for Our Town Belfast, said the idea behind the online campaign is to get residents involved in how the city is decorated for the holidays.

“More money will allow for more expansion of the decorations,” Bebb said.

Bebb noted this year the lights that will go up around the city will be brighter than last year’s LED lights.

City Councilor Mike Hurley said the organization is also honoring Elizabeth Hieronymus, who founded the “Old Fashioned Christmas” event and passed away in June of this year, by purchasing a tree topper that will be designated as Hieronymus’ star.

If you are interested in donating to the campaign to help decorate the downtown, payment an be made online at http://www.ourtownbelfast.org by clicking on the “Decking the Downtown for the Holidays” link, or checks can be sent to Our Town Belfast, P.O. Box 19 Belfast, Maine 04915.

“We’re focusing on helping people celebrate the holidays,” Hurley said.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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