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Brighten Up St. Johns

Lights Update … Looking for 2018 Sponsor

Thank you St. Johns! Despite a late start, the community support for the Brighten Up St. Johns campaign was amazing.

We were able to light 50 trees, including 5 new trees along Burlington Avenue, making our downtown business district inviting and safe even on dark winter nights.

St. Johns tree lights

Brighten Up St. Johns Totals

The totals for 2017 are in for the Brighten Up St. Johns campaign:

  • GoFundMe — $950
  • Donations into cans at local merchants — $1,219
  • Metamorphic Sock Sale — $250
  • Ace Hardware round up campaign — $571

Grand Total: $3,486!

We didn’t reach our goal of $5,000 but will be back next fall with more lights and plans to start raising funds earlier in the season.

2018 Sponsor(s) Needed

We are looking for a corporate sponsor for the 2018 Brighten Up St. Johns campaign. The sponsor or sponsors will receive marketing and promotions opportunities as well as the thanks of the St. Johns community. Let us know if you are an interested business by sending the St. Johns Boosters an email.

Enjoy the lights as they continue to shine throughout the dark winter season.

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann is a St. Johns resident since 1990, small business owner, and tireless volunteer in this community. She is the owner of Waterlink Web, a website design and development firm specializing in eCommerce and eLearning websites for small businesses, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.

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