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Local Businesses Let Charity Light Up Oakhurst

light_up_oakhurst_2015OAKHURST – Love the look of holiday lights but not looking forward to getting out the ladder to put up your Christmas display this year? The nonprofit and always-busy Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst (BGC) has a great idea for area businesses in a clear case of win-win.

“Get into the holiday spirit and light up Oakhurst. We’ll do all the work!” say organizers, who will hang holiday lights for a great price, with proceeds going to the local BGC.

“This was an idea from many years ago that we had to give businesses the opportunity to put up Christmas lights  – especially on Highway 41 — but not have to do the work and have it be affordable, and then to give the money to a charity,” explains Rhonda Salisbury of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. “So here it is! I’ve been working with Bob Macaulay with the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst.  They are excited to do this as a fundraiser and also to get the town into the Christmas spirit.”

Bob Macaulay and a contingent of helpers from the BGC are installing lights this week in advance of the Oakhurst Community Tree Lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Talking Bear corner of Highway 41 and Road 426. Takers include Branches Books & Gifts and Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau at their new location.

“True Value Homecenter came through with great pricing on the lights for this project,” notes Salisbury. “Without them, we couldn’t have made it this affordable.”

The cost is $15 per 24-foot light strand, plus a $10 donation to the BGC. Take-down is a $10 donation and $2 per light strand. It’s not too late to make your request.

Contact Rhonda Salisbury at (559) 683-4636 or email Rhonda@YosemiteThisYear.com

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