After numerous community Steering Committee meetings, engagement with makers, design meetings, and neighborhood polls, we finally have the animals and silhouettes for the new Holiday Lighting tradition ready to vote on! There was an exceptional number of votes for different animals than originally conceived of, which is reflected in the final 6 animals: North American River Otter, Grey Wolf, Southern Resident Orca Whale, Chinook Salmon, American Crow, and Western Grey Squirrel.
Each animal has two different designs to choose from, and we are asking the community to pick your favorite 3 silhouettes that you think would look best lit up with LEDs and posted at businesses throughout the community. As you may recall, the intention is to have animals that are Pacific Northwest, Cool, and Easily Identifiable with regards to the final choices.
You can see the designs here by Dillon Works, the company that will be making them in the coming weeks after the voting is complete. Here is the link to the survey where you can cast your vote for your favorite three.
The PNA is also looking for volunteers to help install the LED lighting on the animals in early to mid November. If you are interested, please sign up here and indicate “Holiday Lights” under the “Volunteer Opportunity” field.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, and we hope to debut a new and beloved Phinneywood holiday tradition in a couple months!