South Euclid Chosen to Receive Light Display Part of “Light Up” Program

(South Euclid, OH) - As part of FirstEnergy’s inaugural “Light Up Holiday Smiles with FirstEnergy” program, the City of South Euclid has been selected to receive a free, professionally designed light display.

Next Wednesday, Dec. 1st, the public is encouraged to attend a park lighting ceremony from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments and other holiday festivities prior to watching the park light up with holiday magic at 6:30 p.m. The holiday lights will adorn the park on the northwest corner of Mayfield and South Green roads in South Euclid.

This event will include visits from Santa and his reindeer and holiday-themed Mickey Mouse and Elmo and a choir singing holiday favorites.

South Euclid was selected from 16 communities that applied for the holiday lights gift.

To qualify for the program, cities were required to be located in northeast Ohio, served by a FirstEnergy utility and part of the state’s Reinvention Cities Network or eligible for JobOhio’s Vibrant Communities Program, both of which demonstrate a degree of economic difficulty.

Interested communities were asked to submit statements outlining why they should be considered for the display, including local efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the community.

South Euclid distinguished itself with its strong commitment to fair housing, anti-discrimination laws, and efforts to promote equity and social justice.

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