Neptunians Share Holiday Window As Gift to the CommunityDec 11, 2021 07:38AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
This year marks the second year of an elaborate holiday
window project at the Neptunian Woman's Club. The tradition began in
with a detailed window decoration honoring the 100th anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
This year's holiday window, an “Arctic Winter Wonderland," features a family of Arctic animals that is illuminated at night by a dramatic display of Northern lights and snowflake projections.
It is located at the Neptunian Woman's Club of Manhattan Beach clubhouse, at 920 Highland Ave. in Manhattan Beach.
The lights will be on and the public will be able to view the window every night during the holiday season. The exhibit will be taken down after January 1.
Design, Creation, and Installation Took Weeks
For this year's design, co-chairs Logan and Betty Herring headed up a team
of fifteen club members to bring Logan's concept to life.
The work was divided into
teams: The “felt cutters” cut out all the animals and trees; the “glue
team” glued hundreds
of glittery balls onto the midnight blue backdrop; and the “glitter team”
applied hundreds of sparkly snowflake stickers onto the front of the
window. After the installation. Logan and Teresa White
applied paint to the animals adding expression and detail.
All told, it was a six week process, with the installation taking approximately four
days to complete in time for the Manhattan Beach Holiday Open House
Team members included Eileen Leaf, Melanie Compton, Mary Ralls, Adele Thurnher, Kim Edwards, Teresa White, Jennifer Sorensen, Amanda Wyatt, Laura Shea, Julie Oakes, Elvia Garcia, Carole Leff, Kathie Nichols and Carla Petroff.
The project was funded by Chevron, with assistance from Neptunian director of marketing Jill Dunn, who is also the public affairs representative for Chevron.
The Neptunian Woman’s Club, founded in 1909, is the oldest civic organization in the South Bay. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of charitable, educational, cultural and civic services.