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Island of Lights ‘Light up the Lake Celebration’ Kicks-Off the Christmas Season

This past Friday, November 29th the Island of Lights held their Annual ‘Light up the Lake Celebration’ at the Carolina Beach Lake. With the help local scouts, council members, CBES Chorus and the Miss Pleasure Island Court the event got everyone in the holiday spirit. The lighting revealed beautiful lighted displays that span the lake. Following the lighting Santa Claus came to make a list and check it twice. The displays will be lit until the end of the year.
The Island of Lights committee began in 1989 as a project of the Pleasure Island Jaycees. The Jaycees disbanded early in 1990 and the Island of Lights Committee became an organization of community volunteers. The main purpose, was and is, to promote tourism for Pleasure Island (Carolina and Kure Beaches) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.  We had five displays that first year and today w have over 20 displays.  Activities that have been added since the first year are a Fashion Show, Light Up at the Lake, a nighttime Christmas Parade, a Holiday Flotilla, a Tour of Homes, and a New Year’s Eve Countdown and fireworks.  With the help of the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach and businesses in our community, our events have brought people to Pleasure Island from as far way as Ohio and Pennsylvania each year, so we have definitely helped increase tourism for our island.  As a group, we hope to continue our activities for many more years to come and have everyone enjoy our activities as much as we do.
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