By Mike Renzella
The Haldimand Press
FISHERVILLE—The Fisherville Lions Club has crowned the winners of the first-ev- er Fisherville Festival of Lights, a home-dec- oration contest that saw many local com- munity members take part in what the club hopes will become a new annual tradition.
“We wanted to do something for and with our community. This has lifted the spirits of many and our friends, family, and neighbours are very excited to show that Christmas Spir- it is alive and well in Fisherville,” said Lions Club member Julie Fleet.
Thirty-one houses entered the inaugural contest, where they competed for first, second, and third prizes of $250, $150, and $100 respectively, in addition to a selection of draw prizes donated by local businesses. “The decisions were tough… so many beautifully lit and decorated homes to enjoy,”said Fleet.
Residents interested in checking out the decorated homes can find a map on the Fisherville Lions’ Facebook page.
“We want to thank everyone who put their names forward. We appreciate our residents in all of our endeavours, and we were hoping to pay it back in thanks by doing something fun and with good cheer!”
She concluded, “We especially want to thank Melanie Topp-Steeves of Toppline Design Photography and Toppers Treats for taking all our photos and assisting with the decision making. Our thanks also goes out to our local businesses for donating draw prizes.”