President Bill Clinton to Attend “River Lights” Ceremony

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –President Bill Clinton will attend the official ceremony marking the illumination of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, the Main Street Bridge and the Junction Bridge Pedestrian Walkway on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The public is invited to attend the official flipping of the switches during a program held at the First Security Amphitheater. The program begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. The colorful, environmentally friendly LED lighting installation is made possible by a gift from Entergy Arkansas and Entergy Corporation through the Downtown Partnership, which plays an instrumental role developing the downtown region. Other investors in the $2.4 million project are the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, the Pulaski County Bridge Public Facilities Board, Philips Lighting Company, and Koontz Electric. “For the last century, Entergy Arkansas has been lighting up neighborhoods, ball parks, farms, and businesses throughout Arkansas,” said Hugh McDonald, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. president and chief executive officer. “We’re thrilled President Clinton will return home to celebrate with us and reveal this spectacular new, multi-colored landmark. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the state and to our customers, and we look forward to serving them for the next 100 years.” Entertaining the crowd will be the Natural State Brass Band and the Big Dam Horns. Ottenheimer Market Hall will be open for food and beverages. For more information on the ceremony and the schedule of lights, visit arkansasriverlights.com. Entergy Arkansas, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy Corporation’s utilities own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. The Entergy utilities deliver electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy Corporation has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.

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