A flurry of snowflakes could be seen through Bonne Terre over the holidays as a result of the Bonne Terre Chamber’s “Project Snowflake.”
Bonne Terre Chamber Member Julie Pratte headed up the project with a goal of 10 snowflakes. The project quickly snowballed into a blizzard and they ended up with 30 snowflakes for the telephone poles.
“We are going to try to order them by Jan. 27 and we are getting them for the same price as last time,” said Pratte. “If someone can’t afford to buy a whole snowflake and they just want to make a donation toward one then we will absolutely accept that as well.”
Pratte said they had some individuals and business leaders who contacted her that weren’t able to get in on the first round and wanted to be a part of it if they did it again.
“So I told them that it looks like there is going to be a sale after Christmas and if so we can get them at the same price or a better price, then we would definitely look at getting them again,” said Pratte. “So now that we are going to be able to get them for $260, we are going to do a second round of them if there is enough interest.”
Pratte said she doesn’t have a goal this time around, but it would be great to stretch them through town since they looked really nice on the poles this past Christmas.
The snowflake decorations feature LED lighting, which is more energy efficient, longer lasting and provide a brighter display.
Donations need to be in the chamber’s hands no later than Jan. 28 so they can order the new snowflakes. For more information contact the chamber office at 573-358-4000.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org