At the Tuesday, Oct. 29, town council workshop meeting, Laura Dawson, approached the council on behalf of her husband Jake Dawson.

The Dawsons were seeking the town’s financial support in setting up lighting for December holiday events at Courtland Festival Park. Thus far, the Dawsons have garnered the support of the Courtland Festival Park Foundation board and of the county.

Laura Dawson said her husband loves to decorate for the holidays and that they have the yard to prove it. She said she’s used to having strangers stop to compliment their holiday decor. 

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