This Season, Some Light Displays Sacrificed

Around the country, cities have been forced to scrimp by cutting back on holiday-themed light displays.
December 4, 2008, 9am PST | Judy Chang
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"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."

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Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in USA Today
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