Local businesses, organizations and community volunteers are needed to help string more than 3 million Christmas lights in downtown Nacogdoches in preparation for the upcoming 13th annual Nine Flags Festival.
The Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau is requesting teams of five people who will commit to working a two-hour shift between Oct. 12 and Nov. 13. Both weekday and weekend time slots are available.
Teams can be made up of co-workers, family, friends, church members, club members or anyone else wishing to lend their support to the festival. Individual volunteers are invited to participate, as well.
"The downtown Christmas lights are one of the most important aspects of our Nine Flags Festival, and this project is something that we depend on the community to help us pull together," said Melissa Sanford, executive director of the Nacogdoches CVB.
"Over the years, our local businesses and volunteers have donated hundreds of hours to this effort, and we want our 13th annual Nine Flags Festival lighting project to run just as smoothly as it has in the past."
Besides the satisfaction of helping transform downtown Nacogdoches into a winter wonderland, lighting volunteers will be rewarded with recognition on a sign in the lobby of the CVB, as well as on the festival website www.nineflagsfestival.com
. Light refreshments will also be provided for the volunteers when they report for work.
Sanford said team organizers should call 936-564-7351 as soon as possible to be added to the lighting project schedule.