Councilman Ken Hecht visited the GMG podcast this morning to discuss the Light Up Main Street project, which will deck 76 trees from the Blackburn building to Flanagan Square with 4.3 miles of 23000 LED lights. I can see the sparkle in my mind’s eye already. It will add a distinct dimension to Main Street and encourage people to linger, stroll, visit, and be neighbors.
To complete the project by the July 14 (Block Party) target date, the project is going to need a great deal of assistance especially from volunteer electricians, bucket truck owners and people willing to “adopt a tree” and hang the lights. To that end, a kickoff party is scheduled for this Wednesday June 20 at 5:30 at 189 Main Street (formerly Wisdom’s Heart). Ken encourages potential volunteers to look for the Dead in the Water banner on the Rogers Street side and use that entrance. If you are among the first ones there, you’ll get a snazzy volunteer T shirt as shown here. The shirts were donated by Sweats of New England and they are awesome! Don’t you want one?
I’m going to head down to Main Street to pick out my tree………see you Wednesday June 20 at 5:30! Spread the word.