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An evening of ‘light’ entertainment in Mount Morris

Friday's ceremony will feature music, food

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

MOUNT MORRIS – An evening of entertainment is planned Friday to celebrate the 39 Victorian-style street lights installed this month around Kable Square, in the heart of the downtown.

The lighting ceremony will begin with food, compliments of the village board, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Morris Bandshell. Country band Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 7 to 9 p.m.

The lights will be switched on for the first time during the band’s break at dark.

The new poles and lights, with energy efficient LED fixtures and underground wiring, replace ones decades old. The board is seeking a state energy grant to help offset some of the $250,000 the project will cost.

Donations taken Friday night will be used to help pay for flag holders and new Christmas decorations.

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