Crocitto estimated the cost of the display and shows and at $50,000 or so annually, with the sum being split between the village and town, and paid for in occupancy tax receipts.
"It will put heads in beds," he said of the anticipated overnight stays.
Wheeler's lights pledged to Village
In a separate but related matter, Charles Wheeler of Lake George has offered to donate his extensive holiday light displays to the village. Through a local newspaper, he had sought to donate them to a family, but decided that since those responding didn't have appropriate landscaping to accommodate them, Blais reported, Wheeler decided to give them to Lake George Village to boost the municipality's annual lighting display in Shepard Park.
Village officials expressed enthusiasm for the donation, and said the display would be welcomed by residents and visitors alike.