Vote early, vote often for Greater Canandaigua Civic Center

Everywhere David Korpiel goes it seems, he hears about it.

Just the other day, the executive director of the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center was in the bank, when someone approached him and said, ’I voted. I voted.”

The not-for-profit center is one of the finalists for a $50,000 lighting upgrade, as part of the Light Like the Pros contest put on by the American Hockey League and power management company Eaton.

“This contest has snowballed in the community,” Korpiel said. “It’s exciting, truly exciting. It has generated excitement here and it’s brought the community together.”

The Civic Center, which is home to school and youth hockey teams and is used for open skates, figure skating, arts and crafts shows and other events in the off season, would replace its fluorescent lights with LED lighting.

For the last month, fans of the ice rink have been voting online to help push the Civic Center into the next round. Voting concludes Friday.

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