Peoples National Bank and Marshall Electric presented a $6,000 donation to the Christmas Lights of Hope as the corporate sponsors for the event. The event is being put on by the Carmi Christmas Elves, a non-profit whose mission is to provide support, both financial and otherwise, to local youth and poverty-stricken residents. Christmas Lights of Hope will be held at the Carmi Fairgrounds and will be a drive through light display full of giant colorful LED decorations. The light show will start on November 29 and 30 and will follow every weekend up to Christmas and remain on the week of Christmas every evening.