Sun, Aug. 18

SVBA shows holiday spirit with 'Light the Village'

The Sedona Village Business Assn. again will sponsor "Light The Village" again this year. Last year, residents, businesses and visitors enjoyed the Holiday-Christmas lights along Highway 179 in The Village. Many people in our community suggested we double the lights in 2016. So we're doing that!

This year, we're doubling the amount of lights along Highway 179 and featuring 2 trees on each end: One tree at The Collective (Tequa) and the other at Wildflower Inn (Bell Rock roundabout).

"Light The Village" is funded with SVBA membership dues and cash donations from SVBA members, local businesses, residents, and associations. Last year, the "Light The Village" program cost $6,600. Bell Rock Plaza Association, All American Red Rock Scenic Byway, Circle K, Weber's and Lisa Dahl are just a few of the donors that made last year's project possible. This year, the lighting contractor estimates our cost at $13,000-$14,000. We are also donating 10% of our Light The Village proceeds to charity.

To help fund this year's project, Village Ace Hardware is asking customers if they'd like to "round up for Holiday Lights." Next time you're at Ace Hardware, would you mind "rounding up"? Every cent counts! Join the "Round Up" at your business too, if you'd like.

The Collective is also joining our effort: sharing some of their Event proceeds to "Light The Village."

You'll see our "Light The Village" thermometer at area businesses, showing how we're doing toward our goal.

Just like last year, we're looking for public involvement and cash donations from local members, residents and businesses to help pay for the lights. We'd like the entire VOC community to know about this project before the beautiful Holiday Lights go up.