Proceeds go towards the installation & maintenance of the lights outlining buildings in the downtown area and the community holiday celebrations including parades, crafts, and roasting marshmallows.
The Downtown Decathlon is open to teams of 4-8 people, 21 years of age or older.
Teams will earn points based on their performance in Decathlon events such as ladder golf, corn hole & trivia.
The winning team will lead the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Parade on November 17, 2017 plus dinner for 8 at Nap's Cucina Mia.
To participate, contact Jennifer at or (724) 422-4468.
The Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund was established in 1994 to honor Lucy Donnelly, a longtime advocate for Downtown Indiana. Lucy loved the Christmas season, so it was decided that the monies raised would go to beautifying downtown for the holiday season by outlining the buildings in white lights. An event, "It's a Wonderful Life Festival Kickoff Celebration", annually held the Friday before Thanksgiving, was also established. This event has become a holiday tradition for many families. At this point, all of the activities held during the festival are free of charge during that evening. Our hope is to keep it that way through the monies raised through the Downtown Decathlon.