Taking Down The Tree? Friends of Ballard Park Collecting Working Christmas Lights
Friends of Ballard Park is accepting donations of Christmas tree lights and lamps for use in its 8th Annual Illuminated Garden in February. The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three acre quarry meadow during Newport’s Winter Festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 from 6 to 9 pm.
Working Christmas tree lights of all shapes, sizes and colors will be accepted. Lamps should be two feet or highter. The materials will be used during the event on February 21, 22 & 23 in Ballard Park. Friends of Ballard Park will acknowledge all donations with a receipt which may be used for tax purposes. Drop off lights to Friends of Ballard Park’s office at 226 Bellevue Avenue #10 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Friends of Ballard Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, maintaining and promoting Newport's Only Nature Preserve. Its goals are to ensure Ballard Park remains a wild and natural open space for future generations; encourage the local public to visit and use the park; provide educational and cultural opportunities for local youth and families and highlight the unique qualities and historical importance of Ballard Park which is located on Wickham Road in Newport.
For more information about Friends of Ballard Park call 619.3377 or visit www.ballardpark.org.