Decorations go up in Ferrysburg

Christmas decorations are going up as the city of Ferrysburg gets ready for its annual Christmas Carol Sing on Dec. 10. The white streetlight poles are being wrapped with garland and topped with large red bows.
Becky Vargo
Nov 29, 2011




Most of the 70 decorative streetlights in the city will be wrapped, said City Manager Craig Bessinger.

City public works crews will also place Christmas trees in flower boxes at the corner of Pine and Third streets. Some decorations will also be put up at City Hall.

Dale Ortquist of Dale’s Engine Service took advantage of dry weather on Monday to get some of the pole’s wrapped. It takes him only a few minutes to wrap each pole.

Ortquist parks his truck, puts out a couple of traffic cones, then loads the bucket on his truck with garland and a bow. He goes up to the top, attaches the garland and gives it a couple of quick wraps. Then he attaches the bow, goes back to the base of the pole and finishes wrapping the garland, before moving on to the next pole.

Ferrysburg’s Christmas Carol Sing will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at William Ferry Park, across from the Dockside Mobil gas station. Ferrysburg firefighters will man the bonfire, and refreshments will be provided by Leppink’s and Pine Street Cafe.

New this year will be the Lakeshore Christian Academy’s high school choir leading the singing, Bessinger said.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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