TXU Energy was on hand in Addison, Texas, again this year, for the second annual Post Addison Circle Tree Lighting Ceremony at Beckert Park.
We were there to make the season burn a little brighter (and more efficiently!) for local residents by bringing back our Holiday Light Switch program, where attendees could trade in their old, inefficient incandescent holiday lights and receive a string of energy saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, FREE. We also provided energy-efficient LED lights to set the Addison Circle tree aglow for the second year in a row.
Local businesses joined in on the fun, setting up tents filled with holiday cheer for over 300 visitors from all around Texas while TXU Energy AidSM partner Metrocrest Social Services hosted a toy drive providing holiday gifts for local families in need.
Our TXU Energy community relations manager, Colette Vallot, stocked the TXU Energy Chevy Volt full with LED holiday lights, and over the course of the evening, exchanged them for over 250 old, incandescent strings of lights to be taken in for recycling.
Colette spoke to the crowd, thanking everyone for coming out that night, and educated listeners about various ways to conserve energy during the winter. Texas is known for its extreme summers, but the winter can be just as challenging, and Colette gave tips about the little changes people can make that can result in substantial savings on their electricity bill.
Along with providing lights to help local residents become more energy efficient, Colette distributed information about our Holiday Cents program with tips on how you can stay warm, and still save on your energy bill during the winter months. Visit our Web site to find these tips and other winter energy solutions.
Looking to see when we’ll be in your community with our annual Holiday Light Switch program? To see when TXU Energy will be in your community to spread some holiday cheer, check the Holiday tab on our Facebook page.