Thursday, Dec 17th was brisk, but from the comfort of a car with heated seats the judges began their two and 1/2 hour journey combing the streets of Long Lake for the winners of 2009 Holiday Decorating Contest.
We suggest you take a cruise around, and make a list of the 46 homes decorated and submit it to the Tourism office and we will give you a candy cane.
Sorry the pic above is not an actual house in Long Lake, pictures will be uploaded, but the camera froze so pictures will be forthcoming. We appreciate your patience.
Prizes are $75, $50, $25 for each category
1st place Bill Ellick “Long Lake Lights” MUST see this display with music – tune into 87.9 and enjoy the show. Up on Cemetery Rd… dont miss out on this extravaganza. Bill invested time, & voltage to make his home a destination on the hunt for the Christmas spirit. Make it a point and GO GO GO… don’t miss out on this special experience. Opens at 6pm and runs to 9:30pm weekdays and til at least 10pm on weekends… check it out!
2nd place Chris & Stacy Howe – The precision and perfection of the linear light display is striking. Pay attention to the detail, wrapped three sides of the house, up the chimney and complimented with Santa’s train.
3rd place Dave & Vicky Snide Fun Festive, Bright, and a friendly Snowman on the front of the house to entertain the viewers on the other side of the lake. Their display incorporates other buildings on the property.
1st place Hoss’s Country Corner Can’t miss this… it’s fun and big. Bears, snowflakes, colorful lights.. here’s hoping to keep the lights on all winter season
2nd place Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Blinking lights, careful wrapping of windows, coordinated light display make this a destination for anyone looking for the fun spirit and lightness and community spirit of the holidays.
3rd place MDRM Industries / Mike & Jacquie Rivette Traditional, & classy, the building is decorated on both sides and peek through the windows to see the golden glow of the Christmas trees.
Honorable Mentions – Drive around, we will be happy to add to the list… e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to add more suggestions…
Dixie LeBlanc – Deerland Rd
Pat Benton – Downtown LL Route 30
Joanne Gendron-Tupper Rd
Helen & Bob Kentile Rice Rd
Bobbie & Brian Nadeau Newcomb Rd
The Ifferts South Hill Rd
Paul Gendron Tupper Rd
Trudy Hooker Kickerville Rd
Chris Blumberg Deerland Rd
Don & Ruth Howe Road off Deerland (don’t remember name)
Kelly & Paul Brown Kickerville Rd
Bob & Linda Gibson Road off Deerland (dont remember name)
Susan & Jim Dineen Kickerville Rd
Next year get ready for the Town vs. Town competition… you have been warned! Let’s dress up this town and show outerspace that people really do live here!