Entergy donates $2.4 Million Light System Donated

The company held a ceremony marking the event Thursday night.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Entergy Arkansas made a $2.4 million donation to the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock on Thursday night. The company gave an LED light system to three bridges between the two cities.

The Junction, Clinton, and Main Street bridges will operate with a light display every day and a special show on the weekends.

"I think it's great when the public and private sectors work like that," said spectator Jeff Morris. "So I think it's great that Entergy would work with Little Rock and North Little Rock to do this for the community."

Former President Bill Clinton spoke briefly about the revitalization of the area near the Clinton Library. Some people say the ongoing efforts to brighten the area are working.

"I lived downtown off of 7th and Cumberland back when they started the revitalization effort, and I didn't know if it would ever make it. I am pleased to see how it has taken off," said Brad Jestice, who is an Entergy worker and was also chosen randomly to light one of the bridges.

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says the light display will be a featured attraction for so many.

"It will bring people from all over to the area from all over the state," said Stodola.

Planners say the ceremony brought 5,500 people to the area.
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