Wellston Rotary Club, Wellston Main Street, the OhillCo Society, the Wellston Lions Club, Boy Scout Troop #57, Black Diamond Lodge, and Make Wellston Beautiful have decided to work together as one unit to help raise money for new Christmas Decorations for the city of Wellston. The goal of this campaign is to purchase lights that will line the streets of Wellston and be of one design, rather than the mixture of varied lights from the past. These lights, along with the banners purchased by Wellston Main Street and the street signs purchased by Wellston Rotary, will improve the looks, as well as the “curb appeal”, of our community.
After receiving quotes from numerous companies, the Wellston Christmas Decorations Committee is working with Display Sales, Inc. to make this dream a reality. It is our hope to raise the necessary funds to purchase new electrical boxes since many of the electrical boxes are no longer working, as well as purchasing new LED Christmas Decorations for the City of Wellston. The Christmas Decoration Committee has received a quote for the installation of new electrical boxes and a quote from Display Sales, Inc. The cost for each electrical box is approximately $1,000 per light pole.
We are requesting a donation from businesses and individuals and hope that you will consider becoming a contributor to this important improvement to our city. The fundraising campaign will run through April 1, 2019, until June 30, 2019. Contributors will be recognized in an advertisement placed in the local Telegram and Vinton-Jackson County Courier in November of 2019 when the new lights will be in place.
Many people have expressed a desire to contribute in memory of Dan Lockard who helped hang lights for years. Anyone may contribute in memory of a loved one.
Our goal is to raise $30,000. We hope we can count on you to make the City of Wellston better!
Contribution levels are as follows:
- Founding Fathers – $2,500 or more
- Historic Leaders – $1,000-$2,499
- City Leaders – $500-$999
- Civic Leaders – $250-$499
- Patrons – $100-$249
- Contributors – Up to $100
If a business or corporation would like to make a larger contribution, the Wellston Christmas Decoration Committee will work with that business or corporation to be recognized in a manner agreeable to both parties (i. e. a publicly displayed plaque).
Both Campaign Chairs wish to thank you for your consideration of our proposal and for your donation to make our City of Wellston something of which we can all be proud. For more information, please call (740) 221-6662.
A printable donation form is available by clicking here. Please mail your contribution, attention: Christmas Decorations Committee, to the Wellston Rotary Club, PO Box 602, Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Tom McWilliams and Tom Downard
Co-Chairs, Wellston Christmas Decoration Committee