Just because beach towns are less likely to see a white Christmas doesn’t mean they shouldn’t sing for one.
Fenwick Island is inviting residents and neighbors to a holiday gathering at the town park on Friday, Dec. 11. People can enjoy caroling, the tree lighting and hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 9 p.m.
“We just thought this would be the year to do this,” said organizer Barbara McCoy. “We thought it would be a good year to spread some cheer.”
Inside the park gazebo, the Christmas tree will be dressed up in striking red-and-white décor. Carolers will gather ’round to sing carols, accompanied by Bob Palladino on the electric piano.
After a ceremonial turning on of the park lights, guests will be invited to a social hour at a festively decorated town hall.
Guests are being encouraged to bring a finger-food, appetizer or dessert item for the reception afterward. They can be delivered to town hall before or after caroling. People should bring their own beverages (beer or wine is permitted).
“I think the town is ripe for it now,” McCoy said. “I think we’ve had some factions in the town, and I just think, and a few other people [agreed], … it was so nice when we did it. It was a nice way to start the holidays.”
Sponsored by the Town of Fenwick Island (“The council seemed to be behind it 100 percent,” McCoy said), the celebration is intended to let neighbors enjoy each other’s company. It’s been on hiatus for about eight years.
“It was such a great way to start the holidays, so we just ran with it,” she said, especially after a “wonderful” park renovation.
McCoy is joined by a committee that includes Lynn Andrews, Vicki Carmean, Sue Clark, Nancy Kushula, Carol McCloud, Jeannie Nedwick, Marlene Quinn and Shari Robinson.
Located next to Fenwick Island Town Hall, the Town Park is at the corner of West Cannon Street and Coastal Highway.
Details are online at www.fenwickisland.org.