Security companies providing free monitoring of Centennial Park displays

Members from Hughes Intelligence and GardaWorld stand alongside Santa Claus at the Celebration of Lights display in Sarnia's Centennial Park. 3 December 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

Sarnia’s annual Celebration of Lights is now lit up at Centennial Park, and security measures are in place to ensure everyone can enjoy the displays.

Guards from Hughes Intelligence and GardaWorld are monitoring the area, for free, 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season.

Members from Hughes Intelligence and Gardaworld stand alongside Santa Claus at the Celebration of Lights display in Sarnia's Centennial Park. 3 December 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

Members from Hughes Intelligence and GardaWorld stand alongside Santa Claus at the Celebration of Lights display in Sarnia’s Centennial Park. 3 December 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

Hughes Owner and CEO Barry Bentley said they’re happy to help out.

“Like we did last year, we’re going to try to ensure that there’s no vandalism to any of the displays as well as any thefts of park displays or the equipment that leads to them.”

Hughes Intelligence stepped up to patrol the park last year after vandals cut power cords, and stole displays.

The displays were also targeted in 2017 when someone smashed them and broke bulbs.

The Celebration of Lights, which began in 1984, will illuminate Centennial Park from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until the new year.