Christmas lights contest in full swing

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.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

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.

Just Posted

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

Red Deer RCMP ask for assistance to ID suspect in indecent acts

The suspect exposed himself to a woman and made sexual comments to her

WCPS uses cannabis legislation to fully review drug, alcohol and tobacco policies

Cannabis is not permitted in schools; WCPS focused on providing education and support

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

Alberta readies itself for cannabis sales with 17 stores (for now) and a new provincial website

Ponoka mayor & council takes on province for recreation funding

Mayor Rick Bonnett wants school requisition for three years

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Canada’s top general takes aim at new reports of military sexual assault

Gen. Jonathan Vance is unhappy some troops continue to ignore his order to cease all sexual misconduct

Trio of Saint Bernard find their ‘forever home’ after story goes viral

Edmonton Humane Society had put out the call to adopt Gasket, Gunther and Goliath

Nova Scotia fixes online workaround of age requirement for cannabis sales

The problem popped up hours after the use of cannabis became legal

Carr, Morneau off to China next month to deepen commerce

Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks

Most Read