And the winners are ...
THE Christmas spirit was alive and well in Rockhampton on Thursday night when the winners were announced in the Ergon Energy/Morning Bulletin Christmas Lights Competition.
The McMahon family at 62624 Bruce Highway, Parkhurst, took out the gong for the best new entry, while Jefferey Bookallil at 20 Hutcheon Street was recognised for the most energy- efficient display.
Christmas lights veterans, Peter and Trudy Shaw at 173 Mason Street, North Rockhampton, won the major display category, while the ever-popular Lakes Creek Florist took out the business category.
Tara Cairns, who adorned her Stickley Street home with colourful lights, won the Christmas spirit category for her front-yard display.
The Morning Bulletin Newspaper Sales and Marketing manager Shannon Lamb said this year’s competition was contended in great festive spirit.
“It was great to see so many new entries.
“We really appreciate the effort that people put into their displays and we were impressed to see some had even gone to the trouble of hand-painting displays which looked amazing.”