The festive season is nearly here again and despite the trials and tribulations of 2020, there is still reason to celebrate.
Entries in this year's Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition will open on 1 November 2020 and Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan encouraged nominations for this meaningful community competition.
"Decorating your home or business is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season and it really brings the community together.
"The pandemic has certainly changed the course of the year and brought with it struggles for so many of our residents.
"We hope that by continuing this Christmas tradition in 2020, it will allow our residents a reason to smile and bring a sense of Christmas joy to our community.
"Last year's displays were outstanding, and I would certainly encourage residents to get in the spirit and embrace the festive season," Mayor Milligan said.
The categories open this year include:
• Best Nativity Scene
• Best Decorated Home
• Best Decorated or Lit Business (Indoor/Window)
• Best Community Group
• Best Solar-powered Display
• Best Recycled Display
• Display Only (not judged)
There are great prizes to be won, with $500 value per category. Entries will close at 4.30pm on Friday 20 November 2020. Entrants will be responsible for ensuring their home complies with all COVID restrictions applicable from 1 December.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council wishes to thank media partner, The Lockyer and Somerset Independent.
Entry forms and further information are available at Council offices, Lockyer Valley Libraries, the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre and on Council's website www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au. Alternatively, contact Council on 1300 005 872 or 5466 3426.