In conjunction with this yearÏ€s Christmas celebration "Christmas California Style" the California Area Chamber of Commerce will host an outdoor lighting/decorating contest for citizens living within the City of California and surrounding areas. Judging will take place and prizes will be awarded.
Residents are encouraged to display their Christmas spirit through lighting and/or other means of lawn and grounds decorations this holiday season. No registration is necessary for citizens living within the city limits of California. Event judges will drive through California viewing displays Dec. 1-3. Residents wishing to participate who live outside the city limits or in nearby towns are asked to notify the California Chamber of Commerce office by calling 573-796-3040 by Tuesday, Nov. 30, to secure a visit from the judges.
Judging will be based solely on curb appeal. Chamber Bucks gift certificates will be awarded in the amounts of $50, $25 and $15 respectively to winners in first, second and third places. Each winner will also receive a California Area Chamber of Commerce commemorative Christmas ornament and a sign for their yard designating them as a contest winner.
Home lighting/decorating committee members are Robin Ratcliff and Shelly Hampton.