Meeting the Sponsors: Carolyn Vaughn – Deck Downtown - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX

Oct 23, 2019

By: Alexandra Scott

As Buddy the Elf would say, “THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!” The Downtown Management District is kicking off our 2019 Holiday Event Series on Sunday, November 10th with Deck Downtown, presented by Carolyn Vaughn.

Carolyn currently serves as a Nueces County Commissioner representing Precinct One. Previously, she served two years on the City Council representing District One. So, it’s safe to say she’s no stranger to Downtown Corpus Christi and its revitalization over the last couple of years.

When asked why she chose to sponsor Deck Downtown, Vaughn said, “We should all participate in the future of our city and who doesn’t love Christmas?”

It’s true. Those who participate in Deck Downtown do so on a volunteer basis because they believe in the impact it makes on the surrounding businesses, customers and overall aesthetic in Downtown Corpus Christi.

If you were part of last years’ crew, as Carolyn was, you would remember that, despite some chilly temperatures, we successfully wrapped the streetlights in downtown with festive green garland and hot pink ‘Marina Arts’ bows!

“Last years’ experience was so much fun, and [I] enjoyed helping to decorate and see a huge difference in the look of downtown for Christmas,” commented Vaughn about her previous experience with Deck Downtown. 

While last years’ event was hosted on a Saturday in the morning, this years’ event will take place on a Sunday at noon with a party for volunteers to follow at House of Rock. Because pizza, holiday decorations, and friends make for the absolute best Sunday.

Our Holiday Event Series had a tremendous impact on downtown last year and we can’t wait to see what it does this year. But it all kicks off with Deck Downtown, so some could argue, it’s what gets the ball rolling for everything else to follow.

“Deck Downtown is important to me because I love Christmas,” stated Vaughn, “it is festive and lifts the spirits, [the] most wonderful time of the year. It creates a giving spirit in all of us.”

It has certainly created the giving spirit in Carolyn Vaughn and the DMD wants to send her an enormous “Thank you!” for her support with the event!

If you’re interested in volunteering for Deck Downtown, click the link below! We can’t wait to see you there!