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CITGO hosts ‘Unite Under the Light’ special event

Posted: 11:28 PM, Dec 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-16 01:04:07-05

We’re used to seeing lights around homes and other buildings during the holidays, but thanks to a new partnership between the city of Corpus Christi and CITGO, one historic area will be lit up year-round.

The “Unite Under The Light” event was held Saturday evening over at Heritage Park to unveil new outdoor lighting on the homes there.

CITGO refinery representatives and Corpus Christi city officials flipped the switch to “on” and now Heritage Park will now illuminate every night at sunset.

The “Unite Under The Light” event was held Saturday evening over at Heritage Park to unveil new outdoor lighting on the homes there.

 

The hope is that this effort will enhance the beauty and history of heritage park.

Larry Elizondo, a community relations spokesperson with CITGO, says, “We’re going to illuminate all of that history and all of what Corpus Christi stands for. It’s a beautiful city. It should be treated as such and respected as such.”

“There are just not too many days or nights that you can go by that something is not happening here at heritage park, so we’re just very fortunate to have this partnership,” said Becky Perrin who is the interim director with the Corpus Christi Parks & Rec department.

Mayor Joe McComb, several city council members, and other leaders were there to mark Saturday night’s event.