Putting up the Lights!

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City Electrical Department employees Robert Haynes and Kenny Eggemeyer put the finishing touches on the new downtown Christmas lights.  

The Yoakum Chamber of Commerce and Yoakum EDC supplied the lights and the City of Yoakum installed them at no cost to building owners.  Phase I included participating buildings in the 100 and 200 blocks of West Grand.  

Costs for materials (strings, LED lights, clips, glue)  for Phase I exceeded $6,000 while the value of City workers' donated time was a like amount.  To help speed installation of future phases, donors can contact the Chamber at 293-2309.

Photo by Nadine Rex, Yoakum Herald Times