December 09, 2020
By Eric Englund
(Photograph by Ryan Morrill)
With the pandemic shutting down Barnegat Township Xmas staples this sort of as the breakfast with Santa and and the Santa and Mrs. Claus shindig at the firehouse, the community was looking at other strategies greatly enhance the holiday break practical experience.
Just one way was to enhance decorations at the Fred Watts Gazebo Park at Route 9 and East Bay Avenue.
“That’s in our downtown region, so it was incredibly crucial to make the decorations far more attractive than at any time,” mentioned Committeeman Albert Bille. “Added this yr is an animated star at the best of the gazebo, and by the entrances we have wooden troopers that will enjoy the ‘March of the Wood Soldiers’ when you walk by. We also changed the lights on the telephone poles to make them brighter and a lot more colourful.”
In addition, the recreation division initiated a holiday decorating contest for people and companies. Recreation Director Jeanne Broadbent explained she been given 35 entries from residences but no companies.
Judging begins Wednesday, Dec. 16, and voting will close on Sunday, Dec. 20.
The first- and 2nd-spot household winners acquire reward certificates of $100 and $50, respectively.
For far more info, check out barnegat.net. Click on “departments” and then simply click on “office of recreation.” —E.E.