SIDNEY, Neb. — The City of Sidney started replacing all the light bulbs in town on Thursday.

Sidney Mayor Roger Gallaway, Councilman Bad Sherman, water and sewer superintendent Rob Kuhns, and business owner John Phillips began replacing the city lightbulbs.

Phillips said the new lights should all be up by Oktoberfest so they can be showcased at the parade down Illinois Street.

The lights are on businesses and buildings on Illinois Street and throughout town.

Phillips said they will also be putting the lights back on the City Hall and the chamber building.

In total, Sidney will have 5,000 new lightbulbs in October.

Phillips said the historic board donated some funds to purchase the new lightbulbs.

According to Phillips, all the light bulbs were purchased in town from Finney’s Ace Hardware.

“Moving Sidney forward one lightbulb at a time,” Phillips said.

The City of Sidney will be doing the vertical lights and light in hard-to-reach spots with bucket trucks for safety.