Selby Street lights up for holidays

During the busy season that seems to increase stress levels in everyone, the sight of Christmas lights can often bring a smile.

During the busy season that seems to increase stress levels in everyone, the sight of Christmas lights can often bring a smile.

One Selby Street resident is doing her best to bring some winter cheer to the Acropolis at Nob Hill apartment complex.

“There has been a significant amount of strife on our street in the last couple of years, and last Christmas, not one person put up lights,” said Laurie Jones. “A new resident moved in last month and while unpacking, he found his lights and decided to string them on his balcony. That inspired me.”

Jones approached Mike Atherton of the Firehouse Grill restaurant for assistance.

“I asked him if he could donate a gift certificate for a Christmas light contest. This would not be for the best display, but just encouragement for people to put up some lights,” she said. “A random draw of those who participate will determine the winner of the gift certificate. I’m happy to say it is working, with six people so far. ”

Jones challenges other residents in the downtown area, in both apartments and houses, to bring a little extra light to their homes.

“It doesn’t take much, but it can makes a huge difference to some people,” she said. “Taking a few seconds to enjoy the display creates a little time for de-stressing.”

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