There are many volunteers who make the Festival of Lights happen. We focus on Dianne Edwards who has helped greatly and is a valued member of the team.
1. How long have you been associated with Festival of Lights?
I joined Ladysmith Festival of Lights as Secretary in 2002 and became the Coordinator in September 2006. November 2006 was my first Light-Up as the events Coordinator.
2. What is your role?
3. What is your favourite part of the Festival?
It is very gratifying when everything comes together and Santa flips the switch to light up the town. The excitement of families and friends cheering Santa, having fun, enjoying a grand parade, and completing their evening with fantastic fireworks.
It is a good feeling to know that I have contributed to the success of the day.
4. Which decoration is your favourite?
Do not really have one favourite, every decoration is unique in it’s own way. Each year I spend several evenings driving around, stopping and adding to my photo collection, and just generally enjoying the festive scenery.
5. Favourite bulb colour?
My favourite bulb is the twinkle light – little diamonds twinkling into the night inviting folks to visit our town.
6. What main challenges face Festival this year and beyond?
Involve more volunteers. We will continue to require more volunteer assistance as we welcome residence and visitors to participate in Light-Up festivities.
A safe and happy environment allows us to continue having successful and memorable celebrations.
Thank you, Dianne.