Prizes spark plans for 2018 Christmas lights

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian

It might be another 10 months until Christmas but some people are already thinking about which decorations will catch the eye next festive season.

Virginia and Lloyd Morgan, Rob and Jenny Jamieson and Christine Aneel collected their share of a $600 pool of prize money this week after being announced winners of the Strathalbyn Christian College Nativity Lights Competition in partnership with Spirit 98.1.

The Morgans won first place and $300 for their nativity light display at their home in Mount Tarcoola, followed by second place and $200 for the Jamiesons in Waggrakine.

Third place went to Christine Aneel in Utakarra, who won $100.

Deputy principal for curriculum Sophia De Lange said the inaugural competition in December marked the start of a new tradition for the Strathalbyn school.

“We hope to hold this competition every year,” Ms De Lange said.

“We hope to use this as a way to spread the real meaning of Christmas in our community.”

Ms Aneel and the Morgans said their prize money would be reinvested in 2018 decorations, whereas the Jamiesons plan to split the $200 with their grandchildren, who helped build the nativity scene.

To view Christmas light photos and nativity scenes, visit the Spirit 98.1 Facebook page.

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