BERLIN — Main Street is looking more festive after a local high school student decided to place ribbons and garlands on the lampposts.
Lizzy Swan, 15, a sophomore at Berlin High School, said she wanted to make one of the busiest spots in town more joyous.
With help from the school’s UpBeat program coordinator Jack Rudy, she got a donation from Fresh Monkee, a recently opened smoothie shop.
On Thursday, around a dozen other students in UpBeat joined her on Main Street, between New Britain Road and Farmington Avenue, to put up the decorations.
Public Works staff used a bucket truck and ladders to decorate the higher areas. Students prepared all the supplies and handed them up to the workers.
"It's really fun to help the community,” Swan said. “We try to do projects that would help everyone and not just the high school or just people my age.”
"It's awesome to see a young student have an idea and with the right guidance...make it happen in such a short amount of time," Rudy said. "I think it just gives them that feeling that they can accomplish something.”
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