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Prizes Awarded In Thorne Bay Lighting Contest

By Southeast Alaska's Island News staff

Southeast Alaskas Island News of Thorne Bay, Alaska

The prizes for the annual Holiday Lighting Contest in Thorne Bay were awarded on December 24th to the winners. Lights & decorations started going up before the begin ning of the contest, December 1st, 2008 A total of $800 in cash prizes was given out this year to the many homes that brighten the streets of Thorne Bay. Judging was done by representatives of the Thorne Bay Business Association. With so many great displays this year the judges had to designate ties in many of the categories. The majority of the prize money awarded comes from the annual auction that the Business Asso ciation conducts during the Christ mas Bazaar held in the Thorne Bay School in November. Special dona tions from AP & T & Tongass Fed eral Credit Union made more prize money available.

The Best Overall Display & Peop les Choice was won by Kim Red mond this year. Kim had so many lights covering his house in the south side subdivision it could easily be seen across the bay! All the lighting displays were winners & several ties were awarded. $75 each was awarded in 5 special categories; the Best Theme: Kim and Laura Straight, Most Attractive: a tie between Jay & Julie Anderson & Tom & Kathy Freeman, Most Watt age/Pizzazz: a tie between Chris & Tiana Nelson & Vern & Terry Red ding, Most Original and Effort to Create: a tie between a tie between Harvey & Brenda McDonald & Ron & Victoria Currit.

The association judges also award ed a record six honorable mentions to houses that were decorated and included some that had not regist ered for the contest. $20 honorable mentions were given to; Charles &

Laura Jennings, Mary Choate, Ken Seymore & Barbie Krause, Tim & Teresa Lindseth, Mark and Kassi Minnillo, Eric and Karen Rawding, and Speed & Yvonne Seaford.



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