Between 25 and 30 people spent the day at Azalea Park to decorate trees and shrubs for the upcoming Nature’s Coastal Holiday light show.
However, according to organizer Leslie Wilkinson, the job is only half done. A second work day has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
“I’m hoping for 30 to 40 people to help set up the lights,” Wilkinson said. “I’m also hoping the rain won’t be as bad as forecast.”
Currently, the forecast calls for a break in the weather that day. She will have a better idea on Friday and will post any cancellation on the Nature’s Coastal Holiday Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Wilkinson said she was happy with the help she received last Saturday. She believes that the cold weather kept a lot of people indoors.
Those who did work were treated to a barbecue served by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Wilkinson, a newcomer to Brookings, said she is impressed with the community spirit. She came from a larger community and said that such a project would not happen there.
Nature’s Coastal Holiday is scheduled to open the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 24. The show with more than a half-million lights decorating shrubs, trees and sculptures will be open from 5 to 9 nightly.
Cookies and hot beverages will be served at the Rotary Snack Shack. Businesss, clubs and groups will man the entrance booths and serve refreshments.
The Capella by the Sea will also be decorated inside and will be open most nights.
Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the gazebo. Days and times will be announced.