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Merchants join in Proctorville holiday contest

Published 9:36am Thursday, December 15, 2011

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PROCTORVILLE — Village merchants have joined into the special spirit of Christmas and are offering gift certificates as part of the villagewide holiday lights contest

“Anyone putting out lights for the judging on Saturday may want to know area merchants are sweetening the winner’s pot with additional prizes,” Lynn Clegg, Proctorville Village Council member, said.

Clegg is the organizer of the event where all homeowners are asked to put out as many Christmas lights and decorations as they can to turn their houses and yards into holiday wonderlands.

Judges will tour the village on Saturday to pick the house with the most Christmas lights and the one with the most creative display. Those winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.

On top of that Kroger, Speedway, Fruth, Village Floral and McDonald’s are also offering gift certificates.

“There are other merchants who have committed, but just haven’t decided what they will contribute at this time,” Clegg said. “Over all it will certainly be worth simply turning on their holiday lights.”

As judges go around that evening members of McKinney Chapel Church will tour the town singing carols.

“So leave your porch lights on and give them a cup of hot chocolate if it is cold,” Mayor-elect Rick Dunfee said.

For additional information about the contest residents may contact Village Hall at (740) 886-6366.

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