Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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