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The cost of spreading holiday cheer in downtown Macon is causing controversy.Monday, Sid Cherry with the Urban Development Authority told city council’s appropriations committee that Bibb County would not be contributing the $2500 they thought was promised for this year’s display.Appropriations Chairman, Mike Cranford, says the city has contributed about $5000 each year for the [...]

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Santa Joel

That's my hometown. Can't say I'm surprised. The leaders for the county and the city have been crosswise to each other for years. Everyone wants to act like little dictators. Some of the the money might be found if they would eliminate some of the council seats. They have one of the highest number of council seats for the city of this size.

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Santa James Branum

Maybe the city should do like the people here in Blytheville, Arkansas. We have a huge Christmas Lights (possibly the largest in the mid-south) display that is paid for entirely by private donators. The group is called Lights of The Delta and it is a 501c3 organization. They have corporate donors and private donors and maybe a grant or two and of course visitors that pay for the display each year. To view the display which is manned every year by volunteers (including Santa) check out www.lightsofthedelta.com it is a beautiful display and family tradition is set by coming through and seeing the displays and visiting Santa every year. The cost to enter the display is $10 for a car. A corporate donor sponsors half price night every Tuesday. A photo with Santa is free (donations are accepted). There is a snack shack and souvenir center as well. They also decorate the downtown area. No Federal, State, city or county funds are used to help set up the displays or decorate the downtown area.

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Santa Lew-e

Hey This Is where I live.....wow didnt know that thanks!!!!

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