By Kim Hutchison
Deck the house with boughs of holly because from Dec. 1 to 18 a select group of Chamber members will be touring sectors of Ponoka to scope out this year’s competition before final judging takes place on Dec. 19.
In total, seven zones will be under close watch. Zone one is Riverside, zone two is Poplar Ridge and the co-op sub division, zone three is Lucas Heights, zone four is the industrial park, zone five is central Ponoka businesses, zone six is central Ponoka residential and zone seven is rural. Anyone in zone seven is asked to phone the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce at 403-783-3888 to notify them of your location.
Final judging is based on a scale from one to five in design, theme, use of lights, decorations and color, originality, creativity and general eye appeal. “Last year’s Christmas Lights Contest was excellent,” said manager of the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce, Barry Neath. “There were winners in every zone plus three honourable mentions. We’re proud of our town and this contest allows us to take the opportunity to give residents recognition for their hard work and holiday spirit,” he said.
Winners will have their pictures published in the Ponoka News.