Cuero's Christmas in the Park receives lighting grant

By Patrick J Kennedy
Nov. 26, 2017 at 9:22 p.m.
Updated Nov. 27, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy   Contributed Photo for The Victoria Advocate

We recently received some very exciting news: the Cuero Development Corporation received a $20,000 PowerUp grant to convert Cuero's Christmas in the Park lighted displays from incandescent to LED bulbs. Considering the number of lighted displays, over 250, the conversion to energy-efficient, longer-lasting bulbs will save energy as well as time spent replacing burned-out bulbs each year.

This grant, coupled with budgeted funds, will allow the complete conversion in just two years.

Christmas in the Park opened for its 18th year Nov. 20 and runs from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1.

Thanks go out to the untiring work of the Community Squad of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Stevenson Unit, the City of Cuero and the December Events Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Cuero Development Corporation that tests the lights and sets up the displays each year.

There are several new scenes that should bring you joy through this self-guided tour.

Last year, almost 1,900 vehicles passed through the park.

Did I mention it's free? Donations are greatly appreciated.

As part of the outpouring support of TrustTexas Bank, Christmas in the Park offers free hot chocolate nights each Thursday in December, hosted by H-E-B on Dec. 7, McDonald's of Cuero on Dec. 14, Joe Adams and family on Dec. 21 and Pioneer Natural Resources on Dec. 28.

A live nativity is sponsored by The First United Methodist Church of Cuero Dec. 20-23. The schedule is 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 7-9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Cuero's Christmas in the Park has been recognized by the readers of the Victoria Advocate as the Best of the Best - Holiday Event for the sixth consecutive year.

For more information on Christmas in the Park, call the Cuero Development Corporation at 361-275-8178, email cueroed@cityofcuero.com or visit cuerochristmasinthepark.org.

Patrick J. Kennedy is the executive director of the Cuero Development Corporation.


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