Fisherville celebrates first-ever Festival of Lights

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.

FIRST PLACE

FISHERVILLE—First place ($250) went to the Van Dalen family, located at 12 Erie Avenue North.

“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.

SECOND PLACE

FISHERVILLE—Second place ($150) went to the Otterman family, located at 5 Held Crescent.

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!”

FISHERVILLE—Third place ($100) went to Harold and Mar- ilyn Winger and family, located at 721 Concession 5 Road.  —Photos courtesy of Toppline Design Photography.

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.”