The Harlan Revitalization Committee and the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce came together to illuminate the city for the season.
“It's all about making downtown Harlan is as pretty as we can do!” said Virgil Eversole, Chairman of the committee.
City officials called on citizens to help with the task. They want to make sure that all the Christmas lights are illuminated where the parade takes place. The mayor said it was not within this year's budget to hire city workers to do it this year.
“We are here with volunteers putting up Christmas lights for the business district in downtown Harlan so that when we have our parade this weekend the visibility will be better and it will be pretty and we will have a safe environment for the parade,” said Jennifer Lee of the chamber of commerce.
All bulbs will be replaced.
“It's all for the kids, I am out here because I want the kids to enjoy it, I want the adults to enjoy this too,” said Eversole.
Eversole and Lee said the residents take too much pride in the town to not make it look great.
“We have a good community, everybody is interested in making sure that it is pretty,” said Lee.
The parade will be at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 in downtown Harlan.
“Let's make it as pretty as we can do it!” said Eversole.
“Let's come out and be Harlan and show our love for this community!”
Eversole said he is looking forward to seeing the kids’ eyes light up.