Christmas Lights to Return to Downtown Yoakum!
After an almost ten year black-out, Christmas Lights are coming back to downtown. The Yoakum Chamber and Yoakum EDC will split the cost of new light strings and LED bulbs, while the City of Yoakum electrical department will perform the installation. "We're going with 14 gauge wire for safety and durability", said Chamber President Miranda Wenske. The target completion date is November 30 in time for this year's Christmas on the Grand celebration.
This year will be the first of a phased program. The 100 and 200 blocks of West Grand Ave, along with adjoining half blocks on Lott, will be affected this year. Participating building owners have signed a release allowing the City to install the lights. Electrical department bucket trucks will allow for façade installation so, unlike previous years, roof access will be mostly unnecessary.
There is no charge to participating building owners. The chamber welcomes contributions to help offset the material costs.
Feedback on the Next Phase Needed!
Be part of the team to determine which areas will be in the next phase!
Economic Development Director Chuck Dart will hold an informal discussion at 530pm-630pm on Thursday, October 25 at the Perk and Brew. Downtown building owners and business owners are encouraged to provide input, either in person or directly with Chuck.
Note: Image of downtown Rosenberg, Texas.