Chamber accepts donations for lighting project

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations for the Christmas Lighting Project, which will repair and improve the Christmas lights located in downtown Cassville.

"The Christmas lights in the downtown area keep our community looking festive in a very classy manner," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "It is the chamber's desire to maintain the beauty of our community during Christmas, and we appreciate any help residents and businesses can provide.

"This project is an expense for the chamber; however, we believe it is money well spent and hope others see the value in maintaining this unique look," said Artherton.

Repairs and additions to the Christmas lights located on buildings around the square will begin sometime within the next few weeks. All improvements will be completed by December.

"We will be reattaching the lights at Whitley's Pharmacy, and we will be adding lights at Alcohol and Drug Consultants, Towneley Furnishings and Altek Computer Solutions," said Artherton.

Through a partnership with the chamber, PACE (Progress in Action through Community Effort) has accepted the Christmas lighting project as one of its projects. Tax-deductible donations can be made to PACE for Christmas lighting improvements.

Donations can be mailed to PACE at 504 Main St., Cassville, MO 65625. Checks should be made to PACE and include the words "Christmas lights" on the memo line. Donations must be received by July 6.

"The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has been responsible for the upkeep of the Christmas lights in the downtown area since 2003 and would like to ensure the Christmas lights continue to glow bright this holiday season," said Artherton. "Your help is needed. A contribution of any amount would be greatly appreciated and put to good use in our community. No gift is too small."

For more information, call Artherton at 847-2814 or email her at

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