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A colorful addition to Creston’s Restored Depot

A lighting system will be installed on the exterior of the Creston Restored Depot this spring that will be able to change colors for events and holidays. The project is funded by CWC and the City of Creston.

“A member brought this to us. There are a couple places in town that utilize their services and they were really impressed by what they do," said Mindy Stalker.

The lighting system is a professionally installed system which includes features such as being able to change the colors of the lights, which can be set to coordinating to music and is controlled through an app.

All American Turf Beauty, Inc. will be installing the system and will handle all maintenance of the system.

“The lighting combination can change as frequently as you’d like,” said Stalker.

The lighting system was approved by the city on Dec. 18 at the city council meeting. The city contributed $1500 which came from the hotel and motel tax.

The City of Creston will run the lighting and make decisions on when and how often the lights are used.

The project was also cleared with the Historical Preservation Commission.

“We understand the importance of maintaining the historic integrity of the building so that was something that we did take into consideration," said Stalker.

The lights will be installed along the top peak, on the front and on the two sides of the depot building. It will not be placed on the backside, as to avoid interfering with Amtrak.

“We’re excited to see what it looks like," said Stalker.

One of the first celebrations the light system will likely be used for is 10,000 Crestonians 4th of July Celebration.

“We were thrilled this project was brought to us because the depot really is the anchor to our uptown area. It’s a beautifully restored building. We want to do all that we can to help celebrate that space," said Stalker.

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