Symphony of Lights raises nearly $100,000Howard County...


January 17, 1995

Symphony of Lights raises nearly $100,000

Howard County General Hospital's first Symphony of Lights, one of the largest holiday light shows on the East Coast, has been deemed an entertainment and fund-raising success by hospital organizers.

More than 200,000 individuals of all ages in 43,410 cars, vans, limousines, trucks and buses came to Symphony Woods in Columbia to drive 20 to 30 minutes through a display of more than 40 animated and stationary light sculptures.

Net proceeds from the Symphony of Lights were nearly $100,000. Money raised will benefit Howard County General Hospital's Maternal-Child Health Services Programs.

The event was sponsored by The Sun for Howard County; WBFF-TV 45; The Mall in Columbia; NationsBank; Baltimore Gas and Electric; and the Rouse Co.

The winner of the contest to guess how many lights were used in the display was Brenda Katz of Laurel, with the number 151,066. The actual total was 151,193. Ms. Katz won a dinner for four at The Crab Shanty Restaurant in Ellicott City and a complimentary limousine ride from Kangaroo Coach in Columbia.

Planning for next year's light show already has begun.

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