New LED Bulbs Bring New Life to Shelbyville Festival Of Lights Displays
By: Michael Pickett (December 11)
The Shelbyville Festival Of Lights is underway, and helping bring holiday cheer to Shelby County. There have been some changes made to the event, as displays are updated making the lights brighter, and the colors more vibrant.
Freddy Fry is with the Shelby County Office of Tourism, and says the displays truly come to life when there is snow on the ground.
A number of displays have been updated, with new LED bulbs which make the colors of the lights brighter and more vibrant.
Fry appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.
Shelbyville Festival Of Lights Preparing For Another Great Year
By: Michael Pickett (November 10)
The Shelbyville Festival of Lights is preparing for another year of Christmas displays for area residents and visitors to enjoy. The festival which is run by a non-profit organization has been growing in recent years, and helps bring business and visitors to Shelbyville.
Bill Bly with the Festival of Lights says the festival has been growing since his time with the event. He also says the Festival isn't connected to the city itself.
The Festival of Lights is free to attend, but it is asked that a donation is provided to assist with the continued success of the festival. Bly says there is a misconception that tax dollars help pay for the event.
Bly appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville Studios.
SHELBYVILLE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
November 17-December 31, 2017
Light Displays open Sunday to Thursday 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Light Displays open Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Traffic is watched so that lights are not turned off while people are driving through the park
SOUP SUPPER: Nov 17th starting at 5:00 pm.
Cost is $5 for adults and kids 12 & under free. Menu includes Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soups, Chili, Pulled Pork BBQ from Pit Boss, desserts & drinks. At the Shelby County Senior Center in Forest Park.
Donations are accepted at booth at end of tour for the lights
This event is located in Forest Park, off of 9th Street in Shelbyville.
For more information, contact
Bill Bly at 217-259-2361
If you would like to volunteer to help with the lights, whether its replacing light bulbs or putting up the displays. Meet at the Park Maintenance Bldg on the corner of 9th and N Morgan beginning at 9 am on weekdays. Saturday workdays
If you would like to volunteer in the booth during the light display, please contact one of the people above and let them know the date(s), time(s) you are able to help out. This is a great way to get volunteer hours in for your group. contact Jim Bolinger 217-827-6337
TIMES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
This event is located in Forest Park, off of 9th Street on Shelbyville's north side.