During our November Supper Club meeting, conversation turned to the topic of decorating our intersection for Christmas. Some members of the group (the guys) got really excited about lights and a scissor lift – oh think of what we could do…
Well, the contingent got to work. It entailed online researching and shopping, product and price comparing. And, lots of texting back and forth. Finally the plan was set, the products were purchased, and the scissor lift secured. Garland, heavy gauge wire, strings of lights, and 12 large hanging stars were on their way to Pine and Linden.
The goodies arrived, and on a balmy afternoon at the end of November, these Santa’s elves got to work. There was a lot of measuring, drilling, stringing, wrapping, zip-tying, road blocking, traffic stopping, and finally, installing and hanging. Of course all interlaced with laughter and good neighborhood fun!
Wrapping the garland and lights around the wire and zip-tying for good measure.
We got some additional neighborly advice/direction.
Jake, Slaten, and Dave were the primary scissor lift operators/riders. The garland needed to be attached to the poles and/or trees. The final touch: the five mistletoe bunches: one in the middle and one in each of the four corners.
Lots of teamwork!
Phase 2 – hanging the 12 large stars took place a couple of nights later.
The result? Requests from neighbors to complete the same thing on their intersection and lots of cars slowing down as they roll through the intersection (even in the middle of the day). Hey, what’s not to love about some bright stars and festive lights in the month of December?