It's time to light up the Coast
FRASER Coast businesses are encouraged to enter into the festive spirit in a competitive way during the next month.
The region’s annual Light Up the Fraser Coast competition includes a new business category this year, with prizes on offer for businesses with three or more employees and those with three or fewer.
“Lighting up and decorating our houses for Christmas has become a part of Christmas,” acting Fraser Coast mayor Julie Arthur said.
Prizes will be awarded for the best nativity scene and most energy efficient display as well as vouchers at local retailers for first and second in each category.
The competition will be judged in categories covering Hervey Bay, Maryborough, rural residential, Tinana, Granville, Fraser Coast hinterland, first timers and best neighbourhood or street.
The judges will also be looking for Christmas Street – the best-dressed neighbourhood.
A neighbourhood entry needs to include three or more participants within a reasonable proximity – houses, townhouses or units.
Each property in the entry must be nominated on the entry form.
Entrants are asked to turn their lights on between 7pm and 10pm from Saturday, December 11, until Christmas Day. The displays will be judged any time between December 11 and 15.
Entry forms will be printed in the Fraser Coast Chronicle or can be obtained from our offices.
Entry is free and completed forms must be mailed or delivered to the Fraser Coast Chronicle offices at Central Avenue, Hervey Bay, or Bazaar Street, Maryborough; or PO Box 217 Hervey Bay, 4655 or PO Box 216, Maryborough, 4650.
Entry forms must be received by 5pm on December 10. Winners will be announced in the Chronicle on December 18.