For the second year, Lowell Light & Power held a holiday lighting competition. They invited their residential and commercial customers to light up their buildings in support of a good cause. In recognition of all entrants, Lowell Light & Power made a donation from its benevolence fund to the Lowell Rotary Youth Services Committee.
In total, 19 entries were received in 2020, and judges from Rotary and Lowell Light & Power have crowned one commercial and one residential winner. They also identified two residential properties as honorable mentions. The winners take home a trophy, prize package and bragging rights for having the most festive property in town.
Here’s a look at the 2020 winners:
The winner in the residential category is Brad Walling at 313 N. Washington Street. The Walling residence always seems to be decked out for every holiday, and the Christmas display this year includes a giant ornament spanning the sidewalk.
On the commercial side, Greenridge Realty won for the second consecutive year. Visitors to their property can tune to 100.9 on their car radios and watch a light show set to the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as a rather funky rendition of You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The show is expected to continue each night until midnight for the remainder of the month.
Head to the Whispering Hills neighborhood behind Meijer to see one of the honorable mention properties at 11336 Trent Dr. Melissa Miller has adorned her home with snowflakes and blanketed her yard with festive lights and Christmas figures.
Brian Darling at 150 Carol Lynne Dr. in the Valley Vista neighborhood also garnered an honorable mention. His display includes a lighted border around the yard along with appearances from Santa, lighted reindeer and a jolly snowman.
These are only a few of the decorated properties you’ll find in Lowell this year. If you want to see more, we suggest taking a drive down Foreman Street to take a peek at the house next to Lowell Middle School or stop by Impact Church for a second light show set to music.
Thank you to all who entered for making our community and Christmas a little more festive and bright this year!