Austin Trail of Lights was huge success. Over 500K in 8 nights. Kudos to Paul Carrozza and private sector partners. http://t.co/v9EE22Ij—
Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) December 24, 2012
Wait, what? How can this be?
After a two year hiatus, the Austin Trail of Lights was back this holiday season.
Supposedly over 75,000 people went to trail of lights in Austin tonight! That's crazy! Glad I went on Thursday!—
Kellie Ann (@KellieAnn_McK) December 24, 2012
Executive Director of the Run Tex Foundation James Russel said they were able to help bring the festival back to Austin because of the private sector.
“We were able to raise the money privately so it’s not costing the taxpayers of Austin anything to produce this event,” said Russel.
Huh. Imagine that.
Take a gander at what the private sector built: Just beautiful.
Wonderful memories: The private sector helped build those.