Lions crown Christmas lights and window winners

Jenna Roddy of Call Me Cutie was declared the winner of the traditional Christmas window competition run by Tumut Lions.

Lions Tumut have chosen the happy winners of their Christmas lights competition for business windows and houses.

“Although entries were down this year, everyone who entered is a winner,” Tumut Lion Carol Manning said.

“A huge thank you to all entrants who took the time to enter the competition. As usual the judges were amazed by the effort, time and expense involved in decorating the houses and business windows and the end results were outstanding.

“Thank you to Miter 10 for sponsoring the Christmas Houses event and supplying the prize-winners’ vouchers and also to Tumut and Adelong Times.”

For the houses, $250 voucher for first place goes to Luke Day, 7 Bottlebrush Drive, $150 voucher for second place goes to Gail Bellette, 15 Martin Place and the $100 voucher for third place goes to Dawn Eveleigh, 53 Richmond Street.

“The decision on the Business Windows was a difficult one for the judges and we’d like to thank them for their time and energy,” Mrs Manning said.

“They would like to make a special mention to the Royal Hotel whose decorations at the front of the Hotel were beautiful and certainly stood out in the town; unfortunately they did not enter the competition.”

The results of the business house windows are as follows: Traditional category winner – Call me Cutie, equal second place – Tumut Toyworld and St Vincent de Paul Society, equal third place – Stevensons The Store and the Oriental Hotel, Highly Commended – New 2 U , Australian category winner – Shedden Carpet, Furniture and Bedding, second place – St Vincent de Paul Society.

Luke Day’s home display is a sight to behold, as it includes children’s TV show characters like Thomas the Tank Engine, Bananas in Pajamas and Fireman Sam.

It took him two weeks to set up, and most who see it would agree it is worth the effort.

“It’s got billions of lights; there’s not a socket unused,” he said.

“I’ve got to have an early dinner because it trips the circuit breakers. All my mates have got kids and I do it to keep them happy.”

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