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Christmas lights winners shine

Jan 11, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

The winners of the North Burnett Regional Council ‘Spirit Of Christmas 2016’ Christmas Lights competition have been determined.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers said this year’s competition saw some fantastic entries and it was a difficult job for the judges to decide on the winners.

Cr Chambers said a lot of imagination and hard work had gone into the displays which many families enjoyed viewing.

“This was the first year we have offered online entry which also generated a map of all participating residences and businesses, making it easier for members of the community to plan their ‘Christmas Lights tour’ through the North Burnett.”

“It’s wonderful to see residents lighting up their homes and businesses purely for the enjoyment of others,” Cr Chambers said.

In addition to donating prize money to winning residences and businesses, this year North Burnett Regional Council contributed to the festivities further with each major town receiving funding for Christmas lighting in the main streets and business areas.

The North Burnett ‘Spirit of Christmas 2016’ Christmas Lights winners and runners-up are:

Best Residence 1st Mr & Mrs Phillip & Christina Law
2nd (Private Residence)

George St, Biggenden

3rd (Private Residence)

Horton St, Biggenden

Best Business 1st J & MBE Stradmann Painting
2nd DLG Barkle
Best Residence 1st Sheridan Neuman
2nd T&D Mulkentine
3rd Dorrel Blucher
Best Business 1st Bi-way Service Station
2nd On the Corner
Best Residence 1st Jason & Jenny Thompson
2nd Robert Wilson & Caitlin Imhoff
3rd Stevie Kreis
Encouragement Awards: Chris Roswell & Jaz Woodruff
Sarah & Monique Babington
Best Business 1st Gayndah Post Office
2nd Gunther Retirement Village
Best Residence 1st Mary O’Reilly (Kalpowar)
2nd Jack Muller
3rd Barry Wait
Best Business 1st Ridgehaven Retirement Centre
2nd Monto Library
Best Residence Equal 1st Vicki & Krystal Geddes
Equal 1st Linda & Gary McIntyre
Best Business 1st Mt Perry Grand Hotel
2nd Mt Perry General Store
Best Residence 1st Latza Family
2nd Villiami Fangatua
3rd Monica Seth
Best Business 1st Billabong Motel
2nd Baptist Church

Council would like to congratulate this year’s winners as well as all residents and businesses who made the effort to add a bit of sparkle to their homes and businesses this Christmas.

Council acknowledges the support of community groups including the Biggenden Apex Club, Eidsvold Chamber of Commerce, Gayndah Rotary Club, Monto Magic Tourism Action Group, Mount Perry Sport & Recreation Club and Mundubbera Enterprise Association for their assistance with judging and delivering the 2016 Christmas Light Competition in their respective townships.