NEW AIRLIE SIGN LIGHTS UP TOWN
THE Airlie Beach “entrance statement” took another step towards completion this week, being lit up at night for the first time on Monday.
Airlie Beach councillor Jan Clifford said she had received about 220 “likes” on her personal Facebook page after posting a photo of the newly illuminated site.
She said the only downside was a lack of anywhere to stand in front of it for the must-have “selfie” souvenir.
“But we’ve put a little walking path beside the one at the top of the hill so people can have their photos taken there… and this one’s better seen from across the road,” she said.
Cr Clifford said a “big congratulations” to everyone involved including the sign makers, designer and SKAL Whitsunday.
SKAL Whitsunday president Carolyn Upton said to have the lights on felt wonderful.
Tropical Designs co-owner Denise Norder said those at the business were happy to see their work come to life.
“The lighting certainly accentuates that end of town,” she said.
The jury was still out on the Whitsunday Times Facebook page, with some for and some against the new look.
“Jeez what a bunch of negative Nancys,” Robyn Elizabeth told the naysayers. “I think it looks great.” The sign is still to be fully completed, with a vine being grown to cover the walls on either side.
ACTION: The lights are on for the new Airlie Beach sign.