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Proctorville to have holiday decorating contest


PROCTORVILLE — This year Christmas is going to be a little bit different in the village of Proctorville.

That’s because the village council wants every homeowner who can to go all out for the season. That means lights, lights, lights and any and all Christmas decorations homeowners want to decorate their places with this season.

“We don’t make a big hoopla and we are trying to make a big hoopla this year,” Councilwoman Lynn Clegg said. “This is just that one time of the year that you can make your house into a little palace. Everything is lit up. There is beautiful candlelight and the small twinkly lights.”

On the evening of Dec. 17, the village will have a panel of judges who will choose the winning homes in two categories — most Christmas lights and most creative display.

Each winner will have a $100 cash prize.

“Who can’t use $100 the week of Christmas?” Clegg said. “Decorating is not the reason for the season. It is a symptom of the season and in order for us to celebrate the reason we get there and decorate.”

Clegg wants to see as many houses decorated as possible and for those who are unable to, she would like them still to endorse the idea.

“We have asked that if you support the idea and for whatever reason can’t participate put a light in the window that indicates support for the effort,” Clegg said. “We want to compel everyone to get out there and just start decorating. You don’t have to register. All you have to do is keep those lights on for everyone to see, especially the judges.”