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Island Of Lights Holds Light Up The Lake Ceremony

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The Island Of Lights held the Light Up the Lake Ceremony last Friday night. On Friday December 6th, it's the Island of Lights Christmas Parade through downtown Carolina Beach followed by the Island of Lights Flotilla at the Carolina Beach Municipal Marina on December 7th.

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This past Friday the Island of Lights held their Annual Light up the Lake. Hundreds of residents and residents joined in on the Holiday Spirit for the Lighting. Boy Scout Pack 210 performed a flag ceremony, Miss Pleasure Island Jade Denne sang “Oh Holy Night” followed by the introduction of the pageants’ 2013 Queens. Carolina Beach Mayor Bob Lewis shared, some thoughts then it was time for the countdown that revealed the Lakes beautiful Christmas light displays. Families walked the lake path and enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus! This season is the 24th Holiday Season for the Island of Lights organization.  With your help, we look forward to continuing the tradition. This brief history of the organization may inspire you to join us. 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.