L&P Kicks Off 100th Year Anniversary
[Last Updated: 1/4/2012 11:51:35 AM]

For Immediate Release                                                             

November 18, 2011


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: jwheaton@tclp.org


L&P Kicks Off 100th Year Anniversary


(Traverse City, Michigan) — 2012 marks the 100th year Traverse City Light and Power(L&P) has provided electricity to the citizens of Traverse City, and on December 2, 2011, L&P will kick-off its centennial year at downtown Traverse City’s annual Santa’s Arrival and Holiday Open House.

            The December 2 event is downtown Traverse City’s official start to the holiday season. As a contribution to the city’s holiday celebrations, L&P is donating new, energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) holiday lights for downtown Traverse City’s Christmas tree, located at the intersection of Cass and Front, in addition to installing over 5,500 strings of LED holiday lights on the trees lining the streets of downtown. The new lights are 98% more efficient than the current holiday lights being used.

            Hosted by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA), the downtown Holiday Open House begins at 5 p.m. with music on the corner of Cass and Front, followed by Santa’s arrival and tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. L&P will be providing balloons and candy canes to children attending the event, which also includes horse and carriage rides, caroling and live entertainment with a steel drum band.

            “Light and Power is honored to be a part of the Traverse City community for the last century,” said Ed Rice, L&P executive director. “We hope that the community will join us at the holiday event, and throughout 2012, as Light and Power marks its 100th year of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our residents, businesses and industries.”

            A complete schedule of events can be found in L&P’s November bill insert or on the DDA website.

            Stay tuned as L&P will have a variety of upcoming events in 2012 celebrating 100 years of powering the community.

            Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at competitively priced rates in the region to over 11,000 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.

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