Huck Bouma attorney Gina Salamone is a volunteer at-large board member for Aurora Downtown. As chair of the Streetscape Committee, Gina worked to get the star and tree on the Leland Tower restrung this year. Not only did she work diligently to find the right contractor, but she housed thousands of lights in her home because she wanted to make sure they made it to the Leland Tower in time for the holidays.
Gina’s holiday spirit didn’t stop there, however. She is in charge of ordering costumes for the Winter Lights parade, run by city government of Aurora Special Events in partnership with Aurora Downtown. This year, she was one of Santa’s elves, and she added some friendly reindeer and a large Bumble to the parade.
The large gold and red lighted present box on the southeast corner of New York and River Streets is thanks to Gina and the Streetscape Committee.
Originally appearing in the December 27, 2018 publication of The Voice.