Kay Newell of Sunlan Lighting, also known as the Lightbulb Lady, was awarded the North Northeast Business Association’s Distinction in Retail Award for her service to the community at a banquet last month. The award was presented by Alem Gebrehiwot, owner of the Queen of Sheba Ethiopian restaurant on MLK Blvd. Newell has served on the Boise Neighborhood Association Board for 25 years, was a partner for the Mississippi Target area, helped start the business association for Mississippi Avenue, is a past member of the North Northeast Business Association and is on the steering committee for the Interstate urban renewal program.
Beginning in June and throughout the summer, the popular Sunlan window display at 3901 N. Mississippi Ave. will feature the painstakingly-curated Star Wars Lego collection created by Newell’s son, Dennis Newell. Part of the collection traveled around the country for two years and many of the pieces are 40 years old.
“Free entertainment all summer for boys and those who do not grow up,” said Newell.
For more information call (503) 281-0453 or visit www.sunlanlighting.com.