Lees ford Marina Christmas Lights

Lees ford Marina Christmas Lights

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#1 Dec 9, 2008
I think it was such a rip off.... My husband & I went last year ( It was Free then) but this year my son is old enough to enjoy the lights so went down and had to pay $10 to get in.....and others were saying they were going to eat and seen the same light free...... then to get into the petting Zoo that was free you had to pay a dollar.....the food for the animals was a ice cream cone that was another $1... at least get the real food To me it just seemed like they needed money really bad this year. If you are going to charge at least make it good and worth the drive and money
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Richmond, KY

#2 Dec 9, 2008
Don't be such a Scooge!

The money is going to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for their projects and helps them bring the message of Jesus to thousands of high school and college athletes around the region! Not only that, but everyone working there is VOLUNTEERING their time so that the money goes directly to the FCA...and to pay the huge electric bill from all those lights!

Sometimes we all have to give a little to make the whole world a better place to live!

Since: Nov 08

Barbourville, KY

#3 Dec 9, 2008
i totally agree i enjoyed the light alot more when they were in TRUE burnside
i hope the santa this year looks more real than last years
WindyCity

Brownsville, TN

#4 Dec 9, 2008
$5 would be more reasonable. $10 is a little steep really since they were free before.. maybe they will charge more if the wind blows them down today.
PRAISE

Somerset, KY

#5 Dec 9, 2008
crzy bitch wrote:
i totally agree i enjoyed the light alot more when they were in TRUE burnside
i hope the santa this year looks more real than last years
I to enjoyed the lights more at Burnside Island. But regarding what the first poster said, I dont recall the lights ever being free. We always had to pay. And it is for a good cause this year...FCA
weel

Manchester, KY

#6 Dec 9, 2008
We went out there over the weekend I agree it is not worth the money this year but my daughter did not notice that is was not worth the money she had so much fun she is still talking about and its that what really matters.
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Richmond, KY

#7 Dec 9, 2008
WindyCity wrote:
$5 would be more reasonable.$10 is a little steep really since they were free before.. maybe they will charge more if the wind blows them down today.
It IS $5 during the week. The $10 rate is for Friday and Saturday.

Since: Nov 08

Barbourville, KY

#8 Dec 9, 2008
i will still take my babies to it because it does mean alot to them and it is for a good cause but im wondering why did they switch?
Firecracker

London, KY

#9 Dec 9, 2008
Useful Information wrote:
Don't be such a Scooge!
The money is going to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for their projects and helps them bring the message of Jesus to thousands of high school and college athletes around the region! Not only that, but everyone working there is VOLUNTEERING their time so that the money goes directly to the FCA...and to pay the huge electric bill from all those lights!
Sometimes we all have to give a little to make the whole world a better place to live!
As great as it would be to support every charity organization, the average family just can't do it. It's hard enough for people to pay their own electric bill this time of year. If people want to volunteer, that's wonderful. Volunteering means they don't expect to get paid. If they can't afford to pay the electric bill without overcharging people to look at Christmas lights, then it should be done away with.$10 is a ridiculous price to charge for looking at lights.
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Richmond, KY

#10 Dec 9, 2008
No one FORCES anyone to go to Lee's Ford to see the lights. If you want to see lights for free, visit the upscale neighborhoods in the area. Those people CAN afford to put on a light show and many of them do.

Again, the FCA is raising money, just like every other organization in town. I'd rather give $10 to a group like FCA than waste my money on a tacky $10 gift purchased at a department store that will not even be appreciated by whatever person receives it. I know several of the kids involved in FCA and this is a big deal for them so they can send kids to camps and continue to spread the news about Jesus. The money is not going to the volunteers it is going to the organization.

And, why do away with something just because SOME people can't afford to visit it. That doesn't make sense. That's like saying the builders shouldn't build houses that are out of range for the average family or that clothes should all be priced so that everyone an afford them or that a steak at a fancy restaurant should be as affordable at as a fast food hamburger.

We all have our priorities. If you don't want to visit the lights, don't do it. Or, go during the week when it's cheaper. Or better yet, just consider it a $5 or $10 love offering for a terrific organization and enjoy it the best you can.
Firecracker

London, KY

#11 Dec 9, 2008
Useful Information wrote:
No one FORCES anyone to go to Lee's Ford to see the lights. If you want to see lights for free, visit the upscale neighborhoods in the area. Those people CAN afford to put on a light show and many of them do.
Again, the FCA is raising money, just like every other organization in town. I'd rather give $10 to a group like FCA than waste my money on a tacky $10 gift purchased at a department store that will not even be appreciated by whatever person receives it. I know several of the kids involved in FCA and this is a big deal for them so they can send kids to camps and continue to spread the news about Jesus. The money is not going to the volunteers it is going to the organization.
And, why do away with something just because SOME people can't afford to visit it. That doesn't make sense. That's like saying the builders shouldn't build houses that are out of range for the average family or that clothes should all be priced so that everyone an afford them or that a steak at a fancy restaurant should be as affordable at as a fast food hamburger.
We all have our priorities. If you don't want to visit the lights, don't do it. Or, go during the week when it's cheaper. Or better yet, just consider it a $5 or $10 love offering for a terrific organization and enjoy it the best you can.
One question. Why does is cost more on weekends? Is electricity higher on weekends?
My first post was mainly about the fact that people are going to complain because families are having a hard time making ends meet. If it costs $5 during the week, it should also cost $5 on the weekends. No, they won't go if they can't afford it, but you can't criticize them for that. There will probably be less people visiting places like that than there were even last year.

“One Day at a Time”

Since: Aug 08

Franklin KY

#12 Dec 9, 2008
I want to take my boys and go out there for dinner. I think the cause is worth supporting.
I was in FCA in high school myself, it is a great program.
O-really

Somerset, KY

#13 Dec 9, 2008
Useful Information wrote:
No one FORCES anyone to go to Lee's Ford to see the lights. If you want to see lights for free, visit the upscale neighborhoods in the area. Those people CAN afford to put on a light show and many of them do.
Again, the FCA is raising money, just like every other organization in town. I'd rather give $10 to a group like FCA than waste my money on a tacky $10 gift purchased at a department store that will not even be appreciated by whatever person receives it. I know several of the kids involved in FCA and this is a big deal for them so they can send kids to camps and continue to spread the news about Jesus. The money is not going to the volunteers it is going to the organization.
And, why do away with something just because SOME people can't afford to visit it. That doesn't make sense. That's like saying the builders shouldn't build houses that are out of range for the average family or that clothes should all be priced so that everyone an afford them or that a steak at a fancy restaurant should be as affordable at as a fast food hamburger.
We all have our priorities. If you don't want to visit the lights, don't do it. Or, go during the week when it's cheaper. Or better yet, just consider it a $5 or $10 love offering for a terrific organization and enjoy it the best you can.
I agree
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#14 Dec 10, 2008
Ok I agree with a lot of you.....and yes my son loved it but I feel they should @ least set it up better so that ppl cant drive through and see the same thing for free. Going out as a family on weekends should not cost us more...I think donations would have been good... And I know some would give nothing, but I really would I love what the money is for but then again it is still a little high. Yes light @ LFM was free last year the same thing just about 3 new lights Anyone know why they stopped having them at Burnside? They had more room to do it and it seemed like you got your money worth. Merry Christmas to All and God Bless
Firecracker

London, KY

#15 Dec 10, 2008
Ask Me wrote:
Ok I agree with a lot of you.....and yes my son loved it but I feel they should @ least set it up better so that ppl cant drive through and see the same thing for free. Going out as a family on weekends should not cost us more...I think donations would have been good... And I know some would give nothing, but I really would I love what the money is for but then again it is still a little high. Yes light @ LFM was free last year the same thing just about 3 new lights Anyone know why they stopped having them at Burnside? They had more room to do it and it seemed like you got your money worth. Merry Christmas to All and God Bless
I don't know why Burnside stopped doing it, but they're also not doing Bikes for Tikes this year.
a somerset resident

Corbin, KY

#16 Dec 21, 2008
Like they said erlier no one forces you to go. It is for a good cause. i went tonight and it is worth all the money especially for what the eletric bill is they have to pay.
couple from london

London, KY

#17 Dec 18, 2009
i've drove to lees ford marina every year that they've had the christmas lights and i agree that it used to be free and that 10 dollars is actually kind of steep seeing that you can go to lexington and they have a light show that is 20 times larger and has 10 times more stuff for kids to do. plus they dont charge you out the a for everything. i mean come on i volunteer all the time for stuff like this and i never ask for 1 cent and yes it may go towards your guys organization but you all shouldnt be trying to get rich off of people that just want to carry on traditions with their familys and friends. you guys probally just go out and blow all the money on partys and bs anyways. i dont know what ya'll do over there for the holidays but here in london we dont charge for hot chocolate, and we certainly dont charge for pictures with santa like you guys,the train rides if we even had 1 wouldnt be no dam 6 or 8 dollars a person you guys are nuts, and you can pet our animals fro FREE!!!! haha definition of a ripoff just go to google and this will pull up. its not worth the gas money or the aggervation of finding the dang place. im going to lexingtons 1 down by the horse park see ya'll merry christmas.
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London, KY

#18 Dec 18, 2009
by goly! i beleive that guys right i guesse i was wrong for fighting with everyone sorry everybody
someone who knows

Russell Springs, KY

#20 Dec 24, 2009
does anybody know what time it is over at night?
Jennifer

London, KY

#21 Dec 24, 2009
crzy bitch wrote:
i will still take my babies to it because it does mean alot to them and it is for a good cause but im wondering why did they switch?
The Tourist Commission or Convention and Visitors Bureau did not want to do the work anymore. No one wanted to donate their time on the project on Burnside Island. It went down hill when David Gilbert left the commission. He had jail inmates put all the lights up and the SCC vocational school performed all the electrical work.

Also has anyone notice how terrible the service and food has become at the Harbor Restaurant. It is nothing compaired to what it was two years ago. I won't eat there any more.

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