This Season, Some Light Displays Sacrificed

Around the country, cities have been forced to scrimp by cutting back on holiday-themed light displays.

"Brunswick, Ohio, saved $20,000 by reducing downtown lighting, paring $2,000 from the city's holiday party and canceling a $5,000 fireworks display.

'It's one of the toughest decisions I've had to make,' City Manager Bob Zienkowski says. 'I've had e-mails and calls calling me everything from Scrooge to the Grinch but just as many calls from people saying you have to live within your means.'

A local company donated $10,000 to keep some holiday lights glowing in Brunswick."

Full Story: Holiday displays dimmed in cash-strapped cities


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