Magic of Lights donates $10,000 for local programs and services
It’s looks like the spirit of giving isn’t quite done with the holiday season yet, and that’s good news for our community. Organizers of Magic of Lights, the drive-thru holiday light spectacular, generously contributed $10,000 from the proceeds of the event to be used to help local people in need.
In case you missed the action, Kyla Woodcock of Woodlo Productions and past United Way Campaign Cabinet Chair, together with presenting sponsor Auburn Developments, brought the holiday fun to our community this holiday season. Hosted at Longwoods Conservation area outside Mount Brydges, the light-show saw patrons driving through the park while being treated to a dazzling display of lights and music, all from the safety and warmth of their own vehicles.
The $10,000 donation, made from the event proceeds, were given to United Way yesterday at a cheque presentation highlighting the event.
“The spirit of giving in our community is inspiring. Times have been tough for people, and vulnerable individuals have struggled even more. This donation will be invested in programs and services that address poverty, inequity, intimate partner violence, and mental health concerns – issues that have been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.”
The event drew well over 30,000 families across November and December, and the aim is to have the event become an annual one, with proceeds being marked for United Way funded programs and services operating across our region.