Traditionally, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the decorations go up with a bang and are visible the following day. This year, three days ahead, the staff set to work with two Christmas trees, 16 wreaths (one for every window), red and gold ribbons, red and green garland, and multiple strands of white lights to dress the Historic Clearwater Building in its “holiday best.” An additional feature this year were two life-like light trimmed trees on the building’s exterior portico with red velvet covering their base.
“This year, with to the current circumstances, I feel it’s more important than ever to help make the season as beautiful and happy as possible,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center. “Just the other day a woman stopped by with her mother and her two fur-babies who took selfies in front of our Christmas tree. It’s great that we can help inspire a positive spirit for our neighbors with our decor.”
Guests, who would like to learn more about Scientology can learn the biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, see short videos on the basic tenents of Scientology, take virtual tours of Churches around the world and learn about the humanitarian programs sponsored by Scientologists.
The Scientology Information Center is located at 500 Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater. For more information, please call 727-467-6966 or email amber ( @ ) cos dot flag dot org or visit during its hours of operation: Sunday-Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm and Saturday 1-7pm dot
No appointment is necessary. Masks are required indoors in accordance with the Pinellas County mandate, and are provided complimentary along with travel-sized bottles of hand sanitizer for guests.
For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.
THE SCIENTOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER:
The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.