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Home lighting contest and lighted Santa parade winners announced in Spring Valley

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 2:54 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Boosters have announced the winners for the home lighting contest and lighted Santa parades.

There were four winners out of the 15 home lighting entries. They are Patti Wallaert, 310 W. St. Paul St., for her Chevy Chase “Christmas Vacation” inspired decorations; Jean Skinner, 311 E. Devlin St., for her classic Christmas decorations; Debra Arrequin, 510 W. First St., for her children’s favorite decorations; and Ken Kotecki, 701 W. Cleveland St., in the random drawing.

Maps can be downloaded from the city’s website, www.spring-valley.il.us, or picked up at the City Clerk’s office.

Criteria for judging included, number, type and location of lights; type of decorations; display themes; and additions features such as music.

The winners for the lighted Santa parade held Dec. 7 were St. Margaret’s Health sleigh bells float for best theme, Western Sand and Gravel for best vehicle and Miss Marshall-Putnam County Fair Queens float for judge’s choice. More than 30 vehicles, float and individual walkers participated in the parade.

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