Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, located on the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,049, down from 12,708 in 2000
Thomas Ginn, Master Designer and Planner for Christmas Lights Unlimited spent over 140 hours (Calculating Labor, AMPS & Itemized List of Materials, Planning Events, Discussing Goals with Vendors, Selected items for 2015 and the Future) with Jennifer Hawkins.
This process took Jennifer & Thomas over 2 years to bring this event and other events with long range goals to the Freeport Community.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING AND EVENT
Director Hawkins presented a budget for Christmas lights throughout historic district and Memorial Park. Her presentation also included a plan for "Christmas on the Plaza" to be held in downtown Freeport on the first Saturday of December: 12-05-15. "Christmas on the Plaza" will include arts and crafts, food vendors, Santa, games for children, etc. Advertising for the event will include 2 full page color ads in The Facts, social media, water bill mailings, flyers, etc.
Lighting includes: Thirty 12’ Christmas trees lining second street (starting at railroad and ending near Park Avenue). Lighted stars that will be placed intermittently along 2nd street leading to Memorial Park. Memorial park will include the lighting of each tree (trunk and canopy). Labor and removal and boxing will be all handled by Christmas Lights Unlimited.
Total costs for merchandise and labor (putting up and taking down and boxing up for City storage) is $276,596.55. Costs would be split equally between the City and EDC ($138,298.28 per entity).
It was suggested by Director Travis that director look into the cost of billboard advertising.
We understnad why Councilman Bolton was opposedand and glad to see he voted.
It was a lot of money for a small city.
Who Owns Green Turf?
City of Freeport - During the Day
This goes to show how Christmas Lights can Improve a City at Night.
Christmas Lights & Events can generate Revenue!
City of Freeport Employees Tried to Install Lights
This is why you call in the experts when you need the Christmas Lights Installed Right!
Min Project is $5K and can exceed $1M for Commercial Events