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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas decorations at the roundabout in Road Town, Tortola.

The Rotary Club of Road Town is once again helping to lift the spirits of persons during the yuletide season by upholding one of its most popular yearly traditions.

Last evening members of the club officially lit up the roundabout in Road Town with Christmas decor, creating an interesting scene for motorists and pedestrians utilizing that route.

In an interview with this news site, new President of the Rotary Club of Road Town, Jeraldeen Johnson said despite hiccups, the tradition was critical to upholding.

“Every year we the Rotary Club of Road Town light up the round-about and this year, even though we had the challenges with the hurricane, we decided that the kids, the community will look forward to seeing the lights and to bring back the Christmas spirit,” she noted.

“So we decided to put up some lights and light up the city.”

The undertaking which costs roughly $5,000 will be up until early January 2018.

“It is very expensive,” she commented on the cost of the project.

“Usually to light up something like this can cost you $5,000 or more, that’s the average cost.

She said the funds come from fundraising activities that the club conducts throughout the year, as well as donations from members of the public.

The club’s president said all the decorations were locally sourced and it took them a two day period to have everything installed.

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