Bermuda Run installing lights for Christmas season
Published 9:10 am Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Town of Bermuda Run will be merry and bright this holiday season as the first phase of lighting the businesses facing US 158 begins.
As a part of Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run and Brighten the Night’s (the name given to the lighting plan) overall look for the holiday season, white lights outlining buildings seemed like the next step in creating a warm, inviting feel.
Rosanne Peacock, Sharon Reid, and Christy Schafer got the OK from the Town Council, Mayor Rick Cross, and Town Manager Lee Rollins.
“It was a daunting and expensive task, but the community stepped up to the plate, as has been the case with the entire event,” Schafer said. “Resident and community developing partner in the Hillsdale Group, Sally McGuire, was the catalyst that made the lighting piece come to fruition. The Hillsdale Group generously donated half the cost for materials and installation, with the other businesses agreeing to light their buildings.
“It was the perfect Christmas present for the town,” McGuire said. “I love living and working in the Town of Bermuda Run all year long. I’ve always said Bermuda Run has a lot to offer residents and guests. I can think of no better time of year to showcase our little town than at Christmastime. We’re so proud to collaborate with other businesses to bring this inaugural event to life this holiday season.”
Then there was the installation piece of the puzzle. Jack of all trades, Stacey Cornatzer, agreed to install the lights.
So with the logistics behind them, Peacock, Reid, and Schafer began visiting the business owners along US 158.
“This year, you will see businesses from Davie Construction to Steelman’s ACE Hardware illuminated. That’s phase one,” Reid said. “Next year, we hope to have the remainder of 158 illuminated along with the Lowes Foods shopping center.”.
“Visiting our county, residents and guests will enjoy the holiday spirit not only in Mocksville but its little sister, Bermuda Run. So, if you are driving down the highway Sunday, Dec. 5, why don’t you do a 180 and visit Christmas in the Town of Bermuda Run,” Schafer said.