Kelly Williams, St. Louis, physical therapist: "The tree lighting brings in the holiday spirit."
Mark Paquin, Englewood, telecommunications: "Our good friend, Kelly, invited us. It's our first time."
Michele Paquin, Englewood, nurse: "This is so much fun. You get carols, fresh air and the holiday spirit."
Kelly Williams, St. Louis, physical therapist: “The tree lighting brings in the holiday spirit.”
Melissa Rohl, Nokomis, Port Boca Grande Lighthouse volunteer: "It's just so exciting when the lighthouse lights up. The anticipation."
Helen Marshall, Englewood, Port Boca Grande Lighthouse volunteer. "It's the traditional beginning of the holiday season for a lot of us."