BEC Helps Light the Way with Holiday Cheer


As the days grow shorter and the winter chill settles in, a magical transformation begins to take place in small towns across the Hill Country. The streets become adorned with twinkling lights, wreaths, and festive decorations, filling the air with a sense of warmth and joy. Behind this enchanting holiday display, there are unsung heroes who work tirelessly to bring the spirit of Christmas to life: lineworkers.

Lineworkers, typically known for their dedication to keeping the lights on and power flowing year-round, take on a special role during the holiday season. They are the individuals responsible for hanging the thousands of Christmas lights that turn small towns into winter wonderlands, captivating the hearts of both young and old.
“Our BEC crews truly enjoy participating in the opportunity to help decorate our communities and their hometowns for each Christmas season,” says John Rush, Director of Electric Operations. “Being an active part of the Christmas decorations brings joy to our employees and their families.”

The process of transforming a quaint town into a picturesque holiday scene is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Lineworkers come together to make the season magical by working diligently to string lights along lamp posts, weave them through trees, and outline historic buildings. Each twinkling bulb is carefully placed with precision, creating a harmonious blend of colors and patterns that radiate the festive spirit of Christmas.

Behind the scenes, a great deal of planning and effort goes into this annual spectacle. Lineworkers coordinate with local authorities and community groups to design the perfect display, taking into account the unique features and history of Medina, Utopia, and Comfort. They assess the infrastructure, ensuring that every light is securely attached, and that safety is maintained throughout the installation process.

Perhaps the most heartwarming part of this annual tradition is the sense of community that it fosters. The shared effort among lineworkers and volunteers creates a bond that extends beyond the holiday season. Residents and visitors come together to admire the dazzling lights and express their appreciation for the tireless lineworkers who transform their town into a holiday masterpiece.
Posted Monday, November 27, 2023