For several years, the Nampa City Parks Department decorated the trees in the traffic islands on Northside Boulevard in Nampa. But as the trees grew larger, the city didn’t have enough lights to decorate all the trees. The tradition ended in 2014.
In 2015 the Parks Department asked the Nampa City Council for money for more Christmas decorations for the area, but the council declined.
A local resident apparently noticed that Northside Boulevard had lost its Christmas luster and made an anonymous donation of $10,000 to pay for decorations.
“Nampa’s Christmas season is just a little bit brighter today thanks to this anonymous donor,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said. “It’s nice when private citizens step up to help when government draws the line on what city tax dollars should and shouldn’t pay for.”
The decorations were installed Monday, Dec. 21.
“It is truly amazing when people come forward and show how much they care about our community,” Darrin Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director said. “The decorations on Northside Boulevard will be will be used for many years to come and will provide holiday cheer along Northside Boulevard.”