Residents encouraged to keep lights on

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cassville residents and businesses are invited to decorate their homes and storefronts for the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Holiday Lighting Contest, which will be conducted Dec. 1 through Dec. 8.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, secret judges will begin touring Cassville neighborhoods looking for top-notch holiday décor and lighting. Residents and businesses interested in participating in the contest must have their displays lit from dusk until 10 p.m.

This year's Holiday Lighting Contest winners will receive a sign to display in their yards. The winner of the commercial division will also receive a traveling trophy with their name on it, which can be displayed in their business for one year.

Residential prizes include: a $20 gift certificate to the BBQ Station, first place; a $15 gift certificate to Pizza Hut, second place; a $10 gift certificate to Papa Vito's, third place; and a free cupcake from Simply Sweet Shoppe, honorable mention.

For more information on the Holiday Lighting Contest, call the chamber office at 847-2814.

Seligman Christmas Lighting Contest

The City of Seligman will hold its third annual holiday lighting contest this year. The registration deadline for the event is Nov. 28, and judging will occur on Dec. 1.

The residence with the best lighting display will be awarded $150. Second place will receive $75, and third place will receive $50.

Maps of participating residences will be available at the city hall or online at after Nov. 28.

For more information, call the Seligman City Hall at 417-662-3600.

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