WINNERS OF THE 2016 ANNUAL LIGHTING CONTEST

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Sue & Dennis James at 9 Forest Drive, Negaunee Township, took 1st Place in Rudolph’s Rookies. They created a very colorful display even using their flower beds to decorate their yard.  The judges loved the quaint yard which included many small details that the judges noticed.  This is a good example of sometimes less is more.

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At 422 Center Street, Mary Bawden created this beautiful little display  that is chocked full of ornaments, candy canes and lots of lights.   Mary’s grandson Jacob was so proud of their little yard and so excited  that they won 1st Place in the Elfin Magic. 

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Rich and Valerie Neault at 801 Silver Creek Road won 1st Place in Frosty’s Favorites!  Every year, they have expanded their beautiful display but this year, they took it to a new level.  I can only imagine the time, thought and energy that went into their display this year.  It is truly amazing.  Valerie said that they love creating this Giant Christmas Card for their friends and neighbors and encourage visitors to walk through their Candy Lane to see the whole display.

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Caitlin, Stacy, John and Samantha Carter have done it again which honored them 1st Place in Child Bright Delight! This is an incredible display and the Carter’s are always adding to their Winter Wonderland.   Their yard is just covered with hundreds of individually themed displays including nativity scenes, a church with stained glass windows, miniature Santa house, carolers, angels, Santa, Frosty, the Grinch, penguins skating on an ice rink and a special Veteran’s display in honor of our Veterans.  You name it, they have it. This is a must see at 1313 North Vandenboom!  On Friday, December 23, Santa will be visiting the Carter’s home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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At 1201 Tierney, Gary Bell has been creating this whopper of a display  for your viewing pleasure for about 30 years and knows exactly what he  is doing when it comes to creating a monster of a Christmas display.   Park your car, roll down the windows to listen to the Christmas music,  and take your time just letting your eyes take in this incredible  display.  It has a little bit of everything in a big, big way!  With  this beautiful display, Gary won 1st Place in the Winner’s Circle this year.   

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“The Griswold’s of Wilson Street” have taken 1st Place in North Pole Neighborhood this year. The L’Huillier Family, Claudette & Matt Pryor, Janet Cobb and Tom Dagenais have created this wonderful sparkly display.   The three displays are organized and have a great flow from yard to yard.  Make sure you roll down the windows and listen to the Christmas music and don’t miss my favorite the woodsy fire glowing in the night in front of the garage.  The display is very creative and nicely done, check it out at 938, 1000 and 1002 Wilson Street.