I decided to step down this year as organizer of Waterville Valley’s annual Holiday Lights Competition. Thankfully, the town’s Board of Selectmen picked up the reins and the good-natured community competition went on as scheduled with the three Selectmen judging the entrants.
At last week’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen, they announced the 2013 winners…
1st Place – Tie
- The Valley Inn: Best re-creation of “Holiday Home Away from Home.” Bring your book or newspaper and sit and enjoy the beautiful lobby decorations!
- The Margret & H.A. Rey Center (Town Square): The best creative theme and fun window encouraging curiosity about what’s inside and featuring a Waterville Valley theme.
- Toad Hall Toys / Dreams & Visions: A shared award for the best use of blue & white LED lights by a business.
- Black Bear Lodge: Best decoration featuring a hand painted window mural.
- Waterville Valley Recreation Department: Best use of drop-ceiling tiles by a municipal staff.
- The Myrick Home: The best understated presentation effectively augmented by lights in jointly owned trees with their neighbors.