“BRIGHT LIGHTS 2017”
Greetings to our Gwinnett friends and visitors. This annual Christmas-time celebration is just around the corner and this year will be even more special as we include the 200 year celebration of Gwinnett County history!
We continue to join with the Southeastern Railway Museum for our third “Festival of Trees”. It has enjoyed great success with thousands of visitors as well as Fox News TV. It also has aired on Good Day Atlanta and has been a wonderful exposure. For six weeks plus, it spotlights your business and the Museum’s facilities, just south of downtown Duluth, bringing a unique holiday touch to this local landmark in your backyard!
For a $100 donation, you can sponsor a tree for the full season and decorate it as you wish. Guests from Gwinnett, across Georgia and around the region will enjoy your tree and identify your business as a supporter of our organization and our partner (the Southeastern Railway Museum).
Guests will be encouraged to vote for their favorite tree by placing donations in a box by the tree. The tree that attracts the most donations will win “People’s Choice” award. Officials of both organizations will vote for “Best of Show”. All voting donations for trees will be given to Village of Hope, Lawrenceville, our chosen non-profit beneficiary this year. Their mission is “restoring HOPE to the homeless and to those in need in Lawrenceville”, our neighboring community here in Gwinnett. They meet “the basic human needs including food and shelter. Visit: Village of Hope in Lawrenceville
Some organizations are going to donate a fully decorated tree for us to raffle off. Please advise us prior to the opening of our event if you would like to do the same donation.
The Southeastern Railway Museum will again offer their annual showing of “The Polar Express” movie, which always brings many visitors to this event as well.
Please email or call us and to receive a vendor package of information. We need to have applications submitted as soon as possible. Come join your participating neighbors in this holiday tradition.
Nancy Sturgis, 678-365-1641 firstname.lastname@example.org Candace Morgan, President, 770-403-1795
Hours of Operation: The Festival of Trees of 2017 will be open to the public starting Friday, November 17, 2017. The open hours for the Museum and Festival of Trees is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. The program will close on Saturday, December 30th.