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PEC employees volunteer to light up Johnson City

Staff helps make the season a little brighter

On Oct. 11, 22 PEC employees volunteered to help the city of Johnson City prepare for its 29th annual Lights Spectacular holiday event. For several hours that morning, staff helped untangle holiday lights, paint decorations, and organize storage areas.

PEC volunteers

“For 27 years, PEC has added its own holiday lights display to its headquarters grounds in Johnson City as part of the Lights Spectacular event,” Community Relations Coordinator Caroline Tinsley Porter said. “It’s become a tradition for staff and their families. When we learned the city didn’t have enough volunteers to prepare the decorations, we wanted to help our neighbors.”

The decorations will soon start going up in Memorial Park and on the Blanco County Courthouse, and the lighting ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m., complete with fireworks, food booths, carriage rides, and three city blocks of lights. About 1.3 million lights will be on display at PEC alone.

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