In the true spirit of the season, Fairmount is planning for Christmas. The big topic at Monday’s City Council meeting focused on Christmas lights. The city will pay to have 21 poles wired for Christmas lights, and a special volunteer committee will raise funds to pur-chase them
“This is something that has been talked about for several years,” said Mayor Harry Pierce.
After the issue came up at the city’s work session, a volunteer committee formed to raise the money. Pat Payne said efforts are already underway, including selling Boston butts.
To purchase 12 four-foot lights will cost about $6,000. Wiring will cost about $125 per pole, which the city agreed to pay for. The city also agreed to purchase 12 lights, but the commit-tee will have to reimburse the city for the expense.
“If we wait until they have the money, we may not have them for this Christmas,” Council Member Calvin Watts said, supporting the idea.
Already donations have started coming in, including personal contributions from Council Member Bobby Cook.
The first major fundraiser will be selling fully cooked 10-pound Boston butts for $25. They will be ready for pickup on Sept. 11. For more information, contact Pat Payne at 77-324-3413.