Last night a large crowd gathered at Diamond’s Edge North Restaurant for the 4th annual Holiday Lights awards party and the culmination of Waterville Valley Town Square’s Customer Appreciation Day.
The festive atmosphere was enhanced by music by The Bob King Duo, the Rey Center’s Silent Auction, and The North Face fashion show by 1829 Outfitters and ably emceed by Nichole Foster. Diamond’s Edge North offered half priced apps and pasta entrees.
Jim Wefers, director of the Waterville Valley Resort Association, announced the Holiday Lights Contest winners and presented each with a Santa trophy:
Business — Waterville Valley Decorative Arts Center (this is a NEW business located on the 2nd level of Town Square)
Lodging Exterior — Black Bear Lodge
Lodging Interior — Valley Inn
Condominium Association — Sunnyside
Municipal/ Non-Profit — Waterville Valley Recreation Department
Special “Enthusiasm” honorable mention was awarded to the Black Bear staff, in particular, Tracy, the elf
The Holiday Lights Contest isn’t just about “winning.” The event was created four years ago as a fun incentive for Waterville Valley businesses to look festive and bright for the holidays for the enjoyment of our property owners, vacationers and visitors. In reality, we are ALL winners and our community benefits from the beautifully lit trees and seasonally decorated businesses.
A big thank you to Waterville Valley Realty and Roper Real Estate for purchasing the trophies, and to my partner in planning this year’s Holiday Lights event — Terry Roper.
Thank you to this year’s judges: Bob Fries, Tricia Joiner, Chris Larsen, Sandy Larsen, Chip Roper and Rachel Stearns.
Most of all, thank you to ALL the Waterville Valley businesses and organizations who participated in the 2011 Holiday Lights festivities:
Best Western Silver Fox Inn
Black Bear Lodge
Curious George Cottage
Dreams & Visions gifts
Golden Eagle Lodge
Waterville Valley Conference Center
Waterville Valley Decorative Arts Center
Waterville Valley Realty
Waterville Valley Recreation Department
White Mountain Athletic Club