City offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. City trash customers who normally have their trash, yard waste and recycling collected on Thursdays should place all items curbside on Wednesday, Nov. 27 by 7:30 a.m. instead. Friday pick up will run as normal.
The historic downtown tree lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 29 at the parking lot on the corner of Water and Princess streets, with entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m. This event is presented by the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA) and the City of Wilmington‘s Recreation & Downtown Services Division.
On Nov. 26, the City of Wilmington became a Coast Guard City for the third time. US Congressman Mike McIntyre, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and representatives from the US Coast Guard were on hand for the recertification ceremony which took place in City Hall.