Every year the stores along The Avenue are all asked to contribute towards the lights and electrical costs of the displays. But every year, more and more stores don’t pay. Last year the Greenpoint Lions club footed most of the bill as they always do and sadly, this year they cannot do it again.
Now although this year is a tough one for everyone, the fact is that this has gone on for many years. But The Greenpoint Lions, in all that they do for this community just can’t foot the bill this and that might mean no Christmas decorations for the Avenue. And can you believe that with TWO Rite-Aids on Manhattan Avenue even they don’t put a penny in the pot?
It would be great if in a tough time like this the stores along The Avenue could help out so an already bleak holiday season, isn’t made any bleaker.
Cause it would be a real shame if the local stores didn’t want to participate or give back to the community, but gladly take your holiday money.