City Purchases New Holiday Lights 20 Oct 17

The Thief River Falls City Council this week approved a refresh of downtown Holiday decoration, replacing lamp post and skyline displays with energy efficient LED bulbs.

Chamber Executive Ashley Nerhus says her group is pleased with the purchase of 80 new, candle-lit wreaths and three skyline street cross-overs, which should arrive in time to light-up the Holiday Season.

Decorations will replace lights purchased in the mid 1990′s at a cost of just under $30,000, funded with $5,000 provided by the Chamber, the remainder from the City’s Revolving Loan Fund.

Mayor Brian Holmer says the switch to LED lighting will save the city $15 – $17,000 Annually in electric lighting costs.