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For Immediate Release


Pepco and Friends of the National Zoo Sponsor ZooLights

Thousands of Bright Lights Produce Thousands of Bright Smiles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the sixth consecutive year, Pepco is partnering with Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) to sponsor ZooLights, a free holiday light show at the National Zoo that runs on weekends from the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, and then each night from mid-Dec. through Jan. 1.

The event, hosted by FONZ, features thousands of environmentally friendly LED lights illuminating trees, walkways, buildings and animated animal silhouettes. Several animal exhibit houses also will be open for public viewing.

Pepco, as ZooLights' primary sponsor, helped launch the program as an entertaining way to introduce and demonstrate the use of energy-efficient LED technology in holiday and other lighting uses as well.

"Pepco's principal goal is to showcase the company's support for energy efficiency and advance technology," said Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility. "ZooLights also provides wholesome entertainment for a great fun family night out."

Admission to ZooLights is free. Since 2007, when ZooLights festivities first began, Pepco Holdings Inc. has contributed more than $1 million to make ZooLights a part of holiday celebration for tens of thousands of families.

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