Bainbridge brings holiday cheer to storm recovery

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 9, 2018

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The City of Bainbridge is working to brighten its community despite the large amounts of debris still left behind.

After a month of historic storm damage, the city is doing what they can to bring back a sense of normalcy with the help of a little holiday cheer.

Friday, thick debris was piled high and still lining city streets.

Last month, FEMA and Homeland Security, helped supply contractors for the job, but crews didn't start until this past week.

For Halloween, the damage and debris so bad, the city canceled neighborhood trick-or-treating.

With the help of debris removal, city crews are now tackling a job more personal on Boat Basin Road.

What was once buried in tangled brush is slowly getting cleaned, trimmed, and adorned in lights.

Eventually, it will turn into "Lights Along the River", a drive-thru Christmas display.

Despite the extra work, the City says it's a community favorite, and one tradition they aren't willing to give up.

Bainbridge Public Services says they hope to clear the debris and finish the Christmas display on Boat Basin Road around Thanksgiving.