The City of Van Buren is asking for help in upholding their traditional Festival of Lights this year. Set to be held on December first, the annual Festival of Lights is a free attraction in which people from all over are welcome to come enjoy a Christmas light display.
However, after the devastating flooding this past Spring, many of the city’s Christmas lights were lost. Stored in the courthouse, many of the lights, wreaths, bells, and decorations were swept away by floodwaters.
All is not lost however, as the city is open to donations of new and used Christmas decorations. Hoping to come together as a community to overcome this obstacle, the city is accepting donations now through the first of December.
If you are interested in donating, please send all donations to P.O. Box 517, Van Buren, MO 63965.