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11/29/07-Tyler

It's An Energy Efficient Holiday For One East Texas Family

What's a Christmas tree without the perfect star to top it off. Thursday morning, some holiday helpers were hanging stockings with care and placing ornaments on the tree, trying to make this Christmas special for an East Texas family. 

"There are many families that hurt," said Christina Fulsom with PATH.  "I think it instills in them a sense of hope and a sense of belief that others care about them."

That's why PATH and TXU decked the halls of a Tyler home--stringing lights to make one family's Christmas a little merrier. "We happen to have a family living in one of PATH's homes that has recently moved in from the salvation army," said Fulsom.  It's a family of five, a single mother raising four children, all under the age of twelve.

"It just kind of touched our heart and we wanted to get out here and partner together to bring them a happy holiday season," said Lacy Walker with TXU.  And the holiday will not only be happy, but also, energy efficient.  Through the Holiday Cents program, families everywhere get information on how to make smart decisions to make their homes festive for the holidays.   "You can still decorate your home for the holidays, but keep the cost down at the end of the month," Walker said. 

Things like using low energy LED lights, and metallic decorations and tinsel which reflect light help keep energy costs down.  And wreaths and garland don't have to use electricity at all.  It's just one way this Christmas gift can keep on giving.

"I think this brings the joy of Christmas to more people," said June Perdue.  "It's what Christmas is all about.

For more helpful and energy efficient holiday tips, click the Know More on 7 link.

Layron Livingston, Reportingllivingston@kltv.com

 

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