Light Up the Park, a lighting campaign to help pay for solar lights at Stevenson Park, is almost at its end. Donors are still needed for the final six lights in the popular park that Friendswood residents enjoy day and night.
The final six have been purchased but not installed at this time. The Parks and Recreation Department is hoping six donors will step forward so plaques can be made and put up when the lights and poles are installed.
Each light costs approximately $1,500 and so far $30,000 in lights have been sponsored.
Texan Bank purchased the first solar light in 2012 when the project began.
Since that time, other donors have stepped forward with funding. They include former KFB member Loretta Murphy, Jeff and Holly Mickler, Jim Barr and Greg Evans who donated four lights.
Also, money earned from Spring Sparkle was put toward solar lights for Stevenson Park.
“We want to thank our donors for helping with the Light Up the Park solar light campaign for Stevenson Park and encourage anyone who is interested to let us know so we can design a plaque just for them,” Kimberly Ramirez, Keep Friendswood Beautiful Coordinator said.
To donate a light, contact Ramirez at [email protected]
Story by Karolyn Gephart