2017 was a tough year for LightenUp. At the end of March, cyclone Debbie hit our town leaving both buildings and people devastated. For Jylli, the only lantern to survive unscathed was the Queen of Hearts. All others were damaged or destroyed by the water. For many this would have meant cancelling the parade for 2017, but not for Jylli and her crew...they made it happen!
The fiery finale told our story of resilience and recovery and paid tribute to all who helped. It was a performance of love and hope for a community that never fails to amaze and support.
I love you even more Lismore! Debbie was a bitch but she didn't count on just how awesome we are!