Prizes to be given to best light displays
It's time to get out the lights and start decorating the house for next week's Baldwin City Recreation Commission's annual holiday lights contest.
As usual the BCRC will be awarding four $100 prizes to the top residential light displays.
"It's called a contest, but it's really just for fun," Jamie Peterson of BCRC said. "We want to reward people for having fun."
Peterson said the idea behind the contest is to help some of those residences that decorate extensively with their electric bills.
The judging will take place throughout next week by employees of BCRC. She said the judging area will include all residences in the Baldwin School District. It is divided into four districts and one prize will be awarded in each district.
The northwest district will be west of Sixth Street, north of Elm Street, west of Douglas County Road 1055 and north of U.S. Highway 56.
The northeast district will include residences east of Sixth Street, north of Elm Street, east of county road 1055 and north of U.S. 56.
The southwest district will cover the area south of Elm Street, west of Sixth Street, south of U.S. 56 and west of 1055.
The southeast district will be south of Elm Street, east of Sixth Street, south of U.S. 56 and east of 1055.
Peterson encouraged people to use lots of lights and be original when decorating for the holiday
"Just be creative," she said. "Decorate with whatever you personally like to see on your house."