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It was August 2009 when the city closed the door on the idea of purchasing Christmas lights.
Vice Mayor Teresa Barron had suggested the city consider buying lights rather than renting. She did a little research and found the manufacturer that supplied the rental company would sell the fixtures that adorn poles along U.S. Highways 27A and 19 for $14,000 with a three-year warranty.
Barron dreamed big, suggesting the city could buy fixtures for 100 light poles for $23,000.
The city fathers fretted.
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