Downtown Is Decked Out Thanks To Some Dedicated Bangor Volunteers
Downtown Bangor got a bit of a festive facelift this past weekend, as a group of hard-working folks helped decorate this city in some seasonal garb.
According to Betsy Lundy, Executive Director of the group Downtown Bangor Partnership, for the last 5 years, a group of dedicated volunteers has met up in Hannibal Hamlin Park to undertake the task of decking Bangor's halls...or in this case streets.
These volunteers " light over 100 lampposts and decorate downtown with over 50 pounds of greenery...Additionally, volunteers will wrap over 100 light poles with white lights throughout Downtown Bangor. "
"The lamppost lights will remain illuminated throughout the winter and the bistro lights can be enjoyed throughout the year."
Lundy says the Bistro lighting in Hamlin Park stays up all year.
"Lighting the parkway and decorating streetlamps during the holiday season provides both a beautiful focal point during the holiday season and transforms the darkened parkways into lighted gateways for all to enjoy throughout the year.”
It's certainly a sight to behold, especially when it's dark outside. And it
definitely helps to get people into the holiday spirit. This Saturday morning, in particular, was an exceptionally cold start to the day.
So to the group of volunteers who braved the frigid elements to bring some holiday cheer to Bangor, we are grateful. Thank you for your hard work.