The annual Light Up The City community campaign kicked off on Wednesday, June 13 on Ojibway Island. Hundreds of adults and children came out to learn more about many civic organizations and for some kiddie fun, hot dogs, music, and a State Police helicopter. State Representative Vanessa Guerra addressed the crowd.
Consumers Energy organizes LUTC to promote energy efficiency and conservation, community involvement, and crime reduction. Dozens of sponsors and government agencies provide t-shirts, refreshments, and support for the weekly gatherings.
Each Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 throughout the summer, citizens gather at a specified location and, accompanied by the State Police, walk a neighborhood handing out bags containing LED bulbs, information on Consumers’ Helping Neighbors Program for low-income households and neighborhood associations. Residents are encouraged to light up the exterior of their homes to help prevent crime.
Another community celebration on Ojibway concludes LUTC on August 22. For a list of all the locations and sponsors visit #LUTCS on Facebook.