“Circle of Lights”


/Dear All,

 Halloween is over, November has begun,and soon Thanksgiving will be here.  But wait, there is more, as it is nears time for the “Circle of Lights” that happens the Friday after Thanksgiving when Monument Circle becomes fully lighted for the Christmas season.  If you have a child, grandchild, or neighbor between the ages of 3 and 12 this is their opportunity to be creative with the Carson’s Coloring Contest.  More details can be read below and by clicking on the links (and by clicking on “Carson’s Coloring Contest” you can learn more about the tradition and who has named this one of the top 5 “Must see Christmas Trees” in the nation and who has names it in the top 10 “Best Holiday Attractions”).  I have also attached the coloring page and rules to make it easy to copy.  The deadline for entering is November 14th.  Wouldn’t it be terrific of a child from our area was the grand winner and had the honor of “Flipping the Switch” for this event?

I also want to remind everyone if you know of an IBEW #481 Electrical Worker to say “Thanks” to them for all their hard work in making this possible every year.  They are responsible for putting up the 52 garland strands and 4,784 colored lights that we all enjoy during the Christmas season (and don’t forget – what comes up must come down as well).  I know that we all really appreciate what they do for us!


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

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Carson’s Coloring Contest will determine who will “flip the switch” at  Circle of Lights®
Five finalists will win College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plans and Carson’s gift cards

That magical moment is quickly approaching where one lucky child will have the opportunity to “flip the switch” at Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481 on Friday, Nov.  25. Children ages 3 – 12 can enter the Carson’s Coloring Contest, which runs now through Nov. 14, by decorating the official coloring sheet of a large holiday light bulb.

http://cl.exct.net/?qs=040a3377c2dbcd63d68e274e33303a1aa020d965051acec502e7a47817aac643 Carson’s and Downtown Indy, Inc. invite children from all over Indiana to participate. Once again, five $529 CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plans will be awarded to five finalists, based on creativity. Additionally, the finalists will receive a $100 gift card from Carson’s. One “grand prize winner” will receive an additional $1,000 courtesy of Carson’s towards a scholarship and will appear on stage with Santa to help light the Monument.

Pick up a coloring sheet through Nov. 14 at Carson’s Circle Centre, or any Indiana Carson’s store location, or the IBEW #481 main office. Print additional copies at Carson’s Facebook page or DowntownIndy.org.  The sheet will also be available in the IndyStar in early November or online at IndyStar.com.

Return Carson’s Coloring Contest entries by noon Nov. 14 to:
  • Carson’s, Circle Centre, One W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, street level, adjacent to the escalator;
  • Mail or Drop Off to: IBEW #481, 1828 N. Meridian St., Ste. 205, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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