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.
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.