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"M" on Box Springs Mountain Will be Illuminated Blue
in Celebration of Hanukkah

M lit blue.

The "M" on Box Springs Mountain will be illuminated blue in celebration of Hanukkah, which celebrates the victory of a small group of Jewish farmers over a larger, better equipped Syrian army threatening to eradicate Judaism.

The temple that had been destroyed was rebuilt and a jar filled with just a one-day supply of oil kept the temple's menorah lit for eight days. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days in recognition of that miracle.

"We wish everyone a happy and safe Hanukkah," said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez.

City Hall's LED lighting system on Box Springs Mountain for the 'M' is designed to enhance local events and provide a source of civic unity and pride. The default color will be white.

Lighting the ‘M’ promotes the City, its civic institutions, state and federal holidays, and other public events of community significance and times of celebration. The City may accept community requests for special lighting to recognize a specific cause or to commemorate or enhance a specific event. Non-profit and charitable organizations can request that the 'M' be illuminated in specific colors to elevate awareness of their cause.

Priority in choosing colors for the lights will be given to promoting events that celebrate the City, its civic institutions, City‑recognized holidays, public events and festivals. Requests to change the color or pattern of the 'M’s' decorative lights will be accommodated as dates are available. The City reserves the right to deny or modify requests.

Moreno Valley Utility, which serves nearly 6,000 residential and commercial electricity customers across the City, sponsors the lighting of the "M."

For more information, to see the lighting schedule or to submit a request please visit the City's website.

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