2013-11-28 / Island Life


Annual Christmas lights contest slated

Residents and businesses are urged to get all decked out for the holidays and enter the Port Aransas Garden Club’s annual Christmas Lights Contest.

Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 9. Decorations don’t have to be completed until the evening of Dec. 11 when judging will start.

Enter by calling contest chairman Angie Fry at (817) 578- 7513 or email her at fryangie@yahoo.com

Categories include RVs, residential (which includes homes and individuals condominiums) and commercial establishments.

Contestants will be judged Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 11 and 12, when they will be asked to leave their lights on from 5 to 10 p.m.

The winners will be notified Friday, Dec. 13, and will be asked to leave their lights on Friday through Monday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. so photos may be taken.

First and second places will be awarded and featured in the Dec. 19 edition of the South Jetty.

Judges will be selecting winners based on originality, use of lots of lights, excellence in design, overall appeal and use of a theme. Properties must be entered to win.

Folks may enter their neighbors if they’d like, according to Fry and co-chairman Betty Newman.

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