Each holiday season, hundreds of thousands of LED lights adorn the boulevard trees along Burnsville Parkway, Nicollet Avene and Travelers Trail in Burnsville's Heart-of-the-City district. Over 300 businesses and individuals contribute to the annual event to make it possible.
On Thanksgiving eve, hundreds of Bursnville families gather together in Nicollet Commons Park for music, free cookies and hot chocolate, a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Clause, and to watch the flipping of the "big switch" that illuminates the city lights for the winter season.
Sponsor names are prominently displayed on the back of the invitation to and at the event and on a billboard sign on Burnsville Parkway across from JC's Sports Bar. They are also run as a screen crawler on Burnsville Community Television (BCT) Channel 16.
These 4" x 8" pavers are placed in pairs along the edges of certain sidewalks. They can hold up to two (2) lines of 16 characters each.
Large Sidewalk Pavers: $250.00 Ea. These 8" x 8" pavers are placed in bands accross and at the edges of certain sidewalks. They can hold up to four (4) lines of 16 characters each.
Plaza Pavers: $750.00 Ea.
These 12" x 12" pavers are placed in the center plaza. They can hold up to five (5) lines of 20 characters each.
Notes: Larger pavers have a larger font size. Spaces and punctuation are counted as characters.
The Burnsville Community Foundation accepts charitable gifts to our General Fund which are to be used at the discretion of the governing Board of Directors in accordance with our by-laws. The Burnsville Commuinity Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and as such is governed by federal law.
Donor-Advised Funds: A donor-advised fund is a charitable way of giving that gives an immediate tax benefit while retaining control over directing the funds to specific projects or causes.
Memorial Funds: For some, honoring a relative who has passed by creating a fund in their name helps in the process of coping with great loss. It keeps memories alive while improving the lives of others.
Adopt-A-Snowflake sponsorships cost $250.00 and run for a three-year term. When you sponsor a snowflake adoption you will also receive a triangular banner opposite the snowflake on the same lamppost. The triangular banner is under the Burnsville banner on the post and contains the printed name of the donor. While snowflakes go up and down with the season, the banner stays up all year.
Notes: New sponsors can choose from available open lamppost locations in the Heart-of-the-City district. Current sponsors have first right of renewal to retain a current lamppost location.
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