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Raymond residents go all out in promoting season with lights

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Westwind Weekly

A total of 18 residential homes received honourable mention for this year’s Raymond Rotary Light Display contest.

First place, and $100, was awarded to Peggy Owens and Bill Espelien at 128 West and 500 North. Second place, and $75, was awarded Francis and Mary McDowell at 39 North and 250 East. Third place, and $50, was given to Ernie and Michelle Langridge at 355 North and 100 West.

All winners shared a common theme, lights synchronized to music, highlighting different areas of both the Christmas decorations and residential light displays simultaneously.

The one and only rural winner was selected as Terry and Rita Smith at the end of Taylor Street, who received a $75 cash prize. Prizes were sponsored by the Raymond Chamber of Commerce.

“It seems that this year there were more lights than ever. And thank you to the many others who have brightened the evenings and spread the Christmas Spirit through light,” said President Cory Rasmussen.

Honourable mention was given to Wolf and Linda Prinz at 100 West and 132 South, Jerry and Maxine West at 89 North and 200 East, Wes and Debbie Chamberlain at 75 Park Avenue, Keith and Connie Hancock at 59 Park Avenue, Max Mate at 24 Parkland Estates and Ed and Olene Wagstaff at 338 North and 200 East.

Also to Dave and Diana Bobak at 152 South and 100 East, Mark and Marnie Nelson at 370 South and 100 West, Bruce and Joan Harker at 233 West and 100 South, Spencer and Debbie Depew at 335 South and 200 East, Ron and Deanna Hancock at 252 North Broadway and Lynette Martin at 445 North Broadway.

Stephen and Allison Archibald at 94 North and 100 East also received honourable mention, along with Clayton and Nicole Anderson at 232 West and 100 South, Mark and Carolyn Evans at 147 South Broadway, Cliff and Stella Halpen at 165 East and 200 North, Duke and Eltie Helgerson at 195 East and 200 North and Sarah Elder at 49 North and 100 East.

One rural home was also selected for honourable mention, Chris and Roberta Norton at 61059, RR 20-5A.

The chamber of commerce encourages people to check out the light displays, if you haven’t already, and wishes to thank everyone who participated in this year’s light contest.

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