From DOWNTOWN BOWLING GREEN
Downtown Bowling Green is decorated and ready to kick off the holiday season Friday,
November 17 th as Mayor Richard Edwards officiates the throwing of the switch that will light the
The annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, organized by the Downtown Bowling Green
has grown enormously in recent years and proves to be a well attended event yet again. This
year’s program will include a prelude of music by the Madrigals and refreshments from Qdoba,
Meijer, and the American Red Cross.
The Downtown Bowling Green office is also honored to announce the partnership with the
BGSU International Program to bring the town and gown together on this community event. The
week of the tree lighting is International Education week and to bring light to this, there will be
ornaments on the tree representing over 80 countries. The ornaments have been handmade by
the students who will also be volunteering to assist the day of the event.
The Wood County District Public Library has been a community partner in this event for so
many years. Michael Penrod, Executive Director of the library gave us free rein on decorating
and program choices. The library opens its doors to everyone for a free concert by the Madrigals
in the library atrium at the conclusion of the tree lighting.
So many thanks need to be extended; To the City of Bowling Green for all their assistance with
logistics, BG Fire Department for transportation, Bowling Green Electric for the purchase of new
lights for the tree this year, The Convention and Visitors Bureau for arranging for the afore
The annual Community Tree Lighting will take place Friday, November 17 th . The prelude will
begin with a performance by the Madrigals with a selection of seasonal music at approximately
6:45 pm. The arrival of Mayor Edwards by fire truck will commence the lighting at 7 p.m.
Those gathering are asked to be sure to stay off of Main Street in the spaces in front of the library
as that is the designated area for the fire truck to park.
Please contact the office of Downtown Bowling Green with any questions about this event at