A PSP/ Pilot Mill Test Project: Holiday "Lighted Ball" Decorations on Person Street

Post date: Dec 4, 2012 8:51:22 PM

The Premise

Neighbors in The Village at Pilot Mill have begun a unique holiday tradition with their annual display of holiday "lighted ball" decorations. Drive through their quaint residential village on a December night and you'll see their trees and porches adorned with "twinkling" orbs made from chicken wire and Christmas tree lights.

The Project

This luminous tradition has now taken hold in the Person Street business district as part of a PSP test project. Volunteers from Pilot Mill and Mordecai constucted the balls with colored lights and hung them under the business awnings from Wright Electric to Nicole's Studio. If feedback is positive, the PSP hopes to again join forces with the folks at Pilot Mill and organize a workshop next year to decorate the whole business district!

The People

Pilot Mill residents Stephan Kiefer, Robert Winchester, and Marty Aaron along with their leader known as "Dr. Bob" are the organizers of this effort at The Village at Pilot Mill. They are also good friends and each year hold a workshop where neighbors join together and make these easy-to construct decorative balls. They have extended the workshop to include Mordecai nearby and, after being approached by the PSP, graciously agreed to help decorate a section of Person Street. So far, the effect has been overwhelmingly positive from the business owners along this busy section of Person Street.

If you haven't seen the lights, stop by the PSP open house at 715B North Person Street (next to Nicole's Studio) this coming December First Friday and let us know what you think!