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Brighten Up The Holiday Contest in Independence Kentucky! (2009)

┬áThe City of Independence in cooperation with the Independence Business Association will be hosting the first annual “Brighten Up the Holidays” for Independence residents. This involves decorating their homes with christmas lights, wreaths, snowman, anything that brings christmas cheer to the community. Local community and business leaders including the mayor of Independence Chris Moriconi.
John Richardson, president of Independence Business Association stated “We’re hoping something like this gives people good feelings and gets them around to see everyone else’s lights and puts them in a good holiday spirit.”
First place winner will receive $100 for the best decorated home along with a framed certificate of honor and a gift basket from IBA members. Follow up winning contestants will receive blue ribbons for their effort along with a gift basket. A plaque recognizing the first place winner will be placed in the city building.
John Richardson went on to say that one of the many goals of the IBA is to get interaction started with local businesses by participating in community events that serve as a great way to find out what is offered locally in the community. Dan Groth, city administrator commented that he hopes to see the contest happen every year, and the start of this success will benefit not only charity but putting everyone into the holiday spirit.
Cost to enter the decorating contest is $10 with all proceeds to benefit the Kenton County Family Resource and Service Centers.
Registration will start November 30th and run to December 11th, 2009.
Both the city of Independence and the Independence Business Association hopes to make this event a big success so the community gets to share a good time by decorating up not only their home but their hometown as well.
Announcement of the Brighten up the Holiday winners will be announced Saturday December 19th, 2009.

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