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Warren holiday events confused by many

DEAR EDITOR:

Due to recent reporting in the Tribune Chronicle, we are concerned that our organization, Light Up The Square, has been mistakenly linked with a city of Warren event, Christmas in the Square. These are two distinct and independent organizations.

Light Up The Square, or LUTS, was established in the summer of 2015 by Jennifer Economos Sudzina and me. It is dedicated to decorating Warren’s Courthouse Square and log cabin area for the holidays in memory of Jim Economos, a well-known lifelong Warren resident, owner of the Saratoga Restaurant and supporter of all things Warren. The current LUTS committee consists of Jennifer Economos Sudzina, Chrisi Economos and Joyce Polenick.

Our small group of volunteers begins decorating in October each year. A professional landscape company is contracted to decorate the trees that require climbing. We turn the lights on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving; we turn the lights off, remove and store them before the end of January. Over the years, we also have acquired and planted four new trees and cared for the mulch beds at East Market Street and North Park Avenue. All work has been done with the approval of City Hall.

LUTS is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers. Donations to LUTS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our fiscal agent is Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Development Corporation serving local neighborhoods.

Light Up The Square is in no way affiliated with Christmas in the Square, a four-hour city of Warren event held in Courthouse Square the first Friday of December since 2016.

JOYCE POLENICK

Co-founder,

Light Up The Square

Warren

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