City Of Post Falls: Decking The Halls With Recyclables
by Kelsey Watts, KHQ Local News Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
POST FALLS, Idaho –
The City of Post Falls is getting into the holiday spirit by putting up some
very unique decorations: old bike racks and parks & rec
But you'd never know
"The first prototype
took a little bit of time, we made some mistakes, and it didn't look quite
right," said Post Falls Parks & Recreation Director Dave Fair. "But once we had a pattern it went
While most of us are
out buying decorations this season, like most cities, Post Falls has dealt with
a dramatically shrinking budget, and the money simply wasn't
But that's not
Parks & Rec staff
came up with the idea to take the old signs and bike racks and transform them
into something new and festive: snowflakes that were attached to light poles
surrounding the City Hall campus.
"They bent them,
bolted them together, then added garland and lights," Fair
Plus, local businesses
donated $1,000 to help purchase more lights.
And the green idea is
saving some green as well.
"We priced these out,
and they average $350 apiece," Fair said, meaning the city saved $3,500 dollars
on the snowflakes alone.
And now, it's
beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With 12,000 lights, 10 snowflakes, all that's missing is the partridge in
a pear tree.
The city's tree
lighting ceremony will begin at 6pm this Friday.
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