New LED Holiday Lights Coming, For Gage County Courthouse

BEATRICE – The annual Winter Lights Festival at the Gage County Courthouse this year could take on a brighter appearance.  The bulbs attached to the courthouse will be replaced.

Gage County Building and Grounds Superintendent Dave Jones says it’s been about 15 years since the last replacement.   The L-E-D lights that are used are durable, but they grow dim, over time.

:13                  “not break”

Jones says about 2,500 individual lights were ordered, and there are several lights attached to trees, on the courthouse grounds.

:32                  “for us”

The lights and wiring are all privately funded, through the Holiday Lights Foundation.   Jones says the group also funds maintenance and installation.

:22                  “around the tower”

The annual festival is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Jones says the plan is to get the lights replaced before this year’s celebration.

:20                  “anything like that”

During the celebration, November 18th, activities start on the east courthouse lawn at 5:30 p.m., with the lights coming on for the holiday season, at 6:00 p.m.

The Gage County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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