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Adopt a Festival of Lights tree

Get in the energy saving spirit and Adopt a Tree this year.

The Festival of Lights is hoping businesses, organizations, families and individuals will get in the energy saving spirit and Adopt a Tree this year.

“The Adopt a Tree program is designed to enable us to change from expensive energy incandescent bulbs to longer lasting, energy saving LEDs,” says an FOL release.

“To help make the program a success, as well as keep Ladysmith on the energy savings map, we have initiated a program where businesses, organizations, families or individuals can sponsor a tree for a one-time donation.”

While everyone knows the value of LED lights, few are aware of the cost. A tree that has four strings can cost up to $400 to rig with LEDs, “which actually works out to $20 per year for your sponsorship,” states the release.

People who adopt a tree will have a sign placed with it during Light-Up stating their names or the name of their business. The signs will be posted for five-year blocks.

“You can choose the tree you desire along First Avenue, although some have been chosen at this point,” the release says. “The program is on a first-come-first-serve basis.”

Light up takes place on Nov. 26 this year – the last Thursday of the month. You can contact the Festival of Lights at 250-245-5888 or by email at ladysmithfol@shawbiz.ca. The FOL website at ladysmithfol.com.