Light Up Durham Recognized as Southeast Top 20 Event

Light Up Durham Selected as Top 20 Event in the Southeast

Light Up Durham was recently selected as one of the Southeast’s TOP 20 Events according to the Southeast Tourism Society. Light Up Durham is in its ninth year.

The mission of Light Up Durham is to provide safe, artistically rich, and inclusive celebrations for the entire community to enjoy. Organizers goals are to bring the Durham community together, to allow performance opportunities to area youth and local artists, to provide educational opportunites in grades K-12 and to provide college scholarships to deserving students.

“Light up Durham has a rich tradition of successfully celebrating Durham’s special character, diversity and community involvement. From the Christmas Parade to the 4th of July fireworks, all of the Light up Durham events serve to unite and celebrate the spirit of this unique community,” says Tommy Schenck, General Manager of FOX50 and Chairman of the Light Up Durham Board of Directors.

To be nominated, an event must be at least in its third year and must have a minimum attendance of 1000. The Southeast Tourism Society choose its TOP20 from events taking place in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

CBC has always had a strong presence with Light Up Durham. Currently CBC employees serving as board members include Schenck and Matt DeMargel, Director of Media Relations/Promotions of the Durham Bulls. Former members of the Board of Directors include, Peter Anlyan, GM of the American Tobacco Historic District and George Habel, VP/GM Capitol Sports.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, FOX 50, WRAL-FM, WRAL-TV, the Durham Bulls Baseball Club and the American Tobacco Historic District are all sponsors of Light Up Durham.

Light Up Durham’s next community event is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2004.

For additional information about Light Up Durham visit their website at

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