Thoreau Homeowners Give Back With Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights/Credit: FlickrIf you drive by Lake Thoreau this holiday season, you will see lots of twinkling lights off the balconies, boats and homes surrounding the lake.

The Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association is sponsoring the second annual Festival of Winter Lights. Not only will it add a festive glow on the water, the group is also giving back to charity.

As a motivation to get maximum participation among the 550 or so condos, boats and houses, anonymous donors will donate the following for each condo, house, and boat that lights up the night:

  • $15 to art project on the spillway. The association is working Initiative For Public Art Reston (IPAR)/ South Lakes High School to help fund a project similar to this year’s Pyramid of Light, which stood on the lake all summer.
  • $10 contribution to Cornerstones.

The group is also inviting anybody who wants to become an additional donor to one of the above organizations or to another charity on a per house basis. If you are a participating Lake Thoreau resident who would rather choose their own charity, contact James Pan at [email protected].

Send photos of your Lake Thoreau light displays to us at [email protected] and we will create an album of the community’s best work.

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