Holiday cheer being added to Main Street

| September 13, 2019

COSHOCTON – Main Street will be glowing with white and blue snowflakes this holiday season.

Our Town Coshocton purchased 22 of these decorative 4’x4’ lighted snowflakes to hang on lampposts downtown from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

“We are switching to these because we have been struggling with decorating the trees (on Main Streets),” said Tom Barcroft, president of Our Town Coshocton. “The trees have grown so much and the lights we were using are not commercial grade. We will probably still wrap the trunks of the trees though.”

There are 44 lampposts on Main Street from Second Street to Seventh Street, but Our Town could not afford to purchase a snowflake for each. Alternate poles will have Christmas banners on them. Total cost for each snowflake is $450 and that includes shipping.

“They are commercial grade and it was important to us that they were made in the USA,” Barcroft said.

Community members can help support this project by sponsoring one of the snowflakes. Sponsorship for one snowflake is $500, co-sponsorship for one is $250, or you can make a donation of any amount. A metal tag with sponsor information will be attached to the lamppost for three years. Sponsors can ask for a preferred location on Main Street but spots are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsorship/donation checks can be mailed to Our Town Coshocton, P.O. Box 1633, Coshocton, OH 43812. For cash or credit card payments, call 740-202-1191 or e-mail [email protected]. Our Town is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductable.

The snowflakes have a six year warranty and the LED lights on them have a three year warranty.

“We want to thank the city administration,” Barcroft said. “They have given us a place to store the decorations and are in the process of repairing receptacles up and down Main Street that have been a problem for us in the past.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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