Island Gazette

Island of Lights Updates

The Island of Lights Christmas Parade which will be Friday, December 2 at 7:30 PM on Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach will have as this years Grand Marshall SGT. Kim Munley. Kim is the daughter of former Carolina Beach Mayor Dennis Barber. She is one of the people who were responsible for bringing down the person responsible for the Fort. Hood massacre in November of 2009. The Island of Lights are in need of homes for their Annual Tour of Homes.  If anyone is interested in showcasing their home in this year, please contact James at 910- 512-7106 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) .  This week the Chair will make a decision as to whether  or not  they can proceed with the event.  All proceeds go to the Island of Lights Holiday Events that our Island offers to its residents each year.  Some of these events include the Christmas Parade, Light-Up at the Lake, Christmas Flotilla, and the New Year’s Eve Celebration.  These are festivities and traditions that are families look forward to and we need your support now.
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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