Wow! What a meeting was held last night for the Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson Arizona. The meeting, called by the Winterhaven Board, was an emergency meeting to see if the Festival of Lights should proceed this year. Due to the terrible state of our economy, the City of Tucson will not fund the event! The neighborhood of Winterhaven, along with many concerned citizens, have shown that they are going to take it upon themselves... and ourselves... to help save the festival. As of now, it is still scheduled to take place on December 11th through December 26th. There are going to be wagons at 6,7,8,and 9 from Country Club and Ft. Lowell. The debate is whether they should charge cars going through winterhaven to help pay for the event. Car nights will be the 14th, 16th and 26th of December! As of now, the wagon rides will be available and if you want to schedule, just give me a call at 520-825-0208.
Remember, this is a very important event in for Tucson. This event is the second largest contributor to the Tucson Food Bank surplus yearly! In a time when it is needed the most, it is absolutely necessary that this goes on! Remember, it is about the beautiful, nostalgic holiday that this event provides. It's a back to basics, magical festival and no one should miss it!