Decorating for a Festive Season
The decorative flags, which are a treasured part of the annual ceremony, adorn the utility poles in town from Water’s Edge to the Marine District and through the center of town, North to the Tanger Outlets. Over the years these colorful, festive decorations have deteriorated, from exposure to the elements and general wear and tear; they were in dire need of replacement and the committee needed a hand in raising the funds for the purchase of the new flags.
“The committee is so grateful to the Westbrook Foundation for this grant. They have allowed us to continue our tree lighting ceremony and to add the finishing touches on dressing up the town for the holiday season," says Tree Lighting Committee Chairman, Dennis Allen. "The new flags are very colorful and cheery and they help promote the holiday season in town."
This is the second grant the Foundation has given to the town, for the committee, to be used to purchase new flags. The first was in the amount of $3,200 to purchase 50 flags. In total, the town now has 150 holiday flags that beautify the streets each year, spreading holiday cheer from the week immediately following Thanksgiving until after the New Year. So, next holiday season take a moment to look up and admire the crisp, new vibrant flags and appreciate the attractive splendor they add to the town’s festive celebration.