The Town Team, Christmas Lights Committee are busy planning this years illuminations – expanding again on the wonderful lights and looking to install some new features in the darker precincts of the town.
Funding has been secured from Ballinasloe Credit Union (€4,000) and Galway County Council Community Support Scheme (€3,000) with a surplus from last year's fundraising efforts in the region of €7,000, still sees a project shortfall to cover the installation and expansion costs for this year’s illuminations.
The team propose to run the Xmas Raffle Draw similar to last year, to raise the needed funds, with similar prizes, ranging from shopping vouchers to hotel vouchers (prize values €250 - €1000). The tickets will be available from all local businesses and from ShopBallinasloe.ie.
The whole idea of the campaign and the lights is to lift the spirit of the town and encourage the community to support our local businesses in these difficult times and really drive home the message of “Shop Local, Support Local” this Christmas.
The plan is to turn on the lights on Sunday 21st November @ 6pm with the Gig Rig and live entertainment at the top of the square & negotiations are ongoing with the North Pole to see if the main man himself is available to stop by and switch the lights on and greet the children.
Full details to follow on Ballinasloe Life Social Media channels, ballinasloe.ie & shopballiansloe.ie or for further details contact Lyn in Ballinasloe Enterprise centre on 090 9646516 .
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