Lights! Christmas! Action!

Those beautiful lights that make the Bridge Street Bridge sparkle don’t screw themselves in.

At midnight Friday, Al DiGuido, Vinny Penna and a crew of helpers were out, ensuring another bright holiday season.

(Photo/Pete Romano)

(Photo/Pete Romano)

Al’s Angels — the Westport-based charity helping children and families battle cancer and severe hardships (among many other good works) — ensures that the well-traveled bridge looks its best every holiday season.

You can see the lights for yourself on Wednesday, December 4. That’s when Santa arrives (6 p.m.), and a Christmas tree will be lit in Saugatuck Center, on the plaza between the Whelk and Saugatuck Sweets.

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. there’s refreshments,  fun, and old-fashioned community spirit.

And — in that holiday spirit — the sponsoring Gault family asks everyone to bring an unwrapped toy, for a child under 10.

Al’s Angels will take care of the rest.

As — very quietly, but lovingly, all year long — they always do.

7 responses to “Lights! Christmas! Action!

  1. Beautiful…thanks, guys!

    It absolutely MAKES the Christmas and Holiday season 🙂

  2. robert fatherley

    Thank you, Angels, for all your acts of generosity to our community.

    You set a great example for the rest of us to follow….Julie Fatherley

  3. See my post 😉

    Sent from my iPhone Tom Feeley excuse typos 🙂


  4. Thank you Al & the Angels for all that you do for both Westport and families all over the Tri-State area, you do make a difference! I thank you each time I drive over the bridge.

  5. Saw the lights back on last night–a dazzlingl sight. Kudos to Al and the crew.

  6. I look forward to the light on the bridge every year. Wonderful!!!

  7. Bettina Cooleen

    Looks fun! I would b up for this then maybe I’ll head over to Mario’s & get the girls a bowl of pasta… If it’s as cold as today though I don’t know if I’ll last… If we go want to join us?

    Sent from my iPhone