2015 Light Up The Holiday’s Contest

Blossburg V.I.B.E. Presents Light Up the Holidays Contest 2015
House and Business Decorating Contest

Decorate your house or business storefront for the holidays and maybe you’ll win a prize from V.I.B.E.! Light Up the Holidays judging will be held Dec. 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. everywhere in the borough of Blossburg. Prize donations are welcome – contact vibe@blossburg.org

The “Light up the Holidays!” contest is free of charge and open to every resident of Blossburg. You don’t even need to sign up!  Just decorate your house or business and you’re in.

Blossburg V.I.B.E. members will select 4 residential winners and 1 business winner.

More Info:

  • Judging: Dec. 18th, 6 p.m. to 10 pm – Remember to turn on your lights!
  • Contact V.I.B.E. for more information: vibe@blossburg.org.

2014 Winners Click here for pictures

  • Amy and Rob Bowens
  • Karen and Glenn Lattimer
  • Randy and Brend Sokoly
  • Rita and Lawrence Larson
  • Best Business Display: Amy and Rob Bowens
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Light Up The Holidays – 2014 Winners

Blossburg V.I.B.E. is proud to announce the winners of 2014 Light Up The Holiday’s Contest: Best Business Display – Drake Morse Nationwide Insurance! The 4 Best Overall decorated houses are: Randy and Brenda Sokoly, Amy and Rob Bowens, Rita and Lawrence Larson, and Karen and Glenn Lattimer! Thank you to everyone who decorated their house this year and helping to Light Up the Holiday’s. Just a reminder, this year’s winners won’t be eligible next year, so start planning your display! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Amy and Rob Bowens
Johnson St.

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Karen and Glenn Lattimer
St. Mary’s Street

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Randy and Brenda Sokoly
S. Williamson Rd.

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Rita and Lawrence Larson
Davis St.

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Drake Morse – Nationwide Insurance
Main St.

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Blossburg V.I.B.E. Announces Holiday Light Contest Winners

BLOSSBURG, Dec. 23 — Blossburg V.I.B.E. (Visions in Business & Entertainment) announced the winners of the Light Up the Holidays house decorating contest after judging displays in five categories Sunday night. The judges followed every street in the borough to find the best decorated homes. “There were so many beautifully decorated homes and businesses,” said judge Jill Nickerson, Blossburg V.I.B.E. vice president. “We finally narrowed the list down to six – we had a tie in one category. There’s no overall winner, there are six great winners.”

 

Most Christmas Spirit: Jill Choplosky & Rich Helton, 104 Liberty St., lower apartment (Great job making the best of available space!)

Whimsical (TIE) : Amy & Robb Bowens, 170 Johnson Street

Whimsical (TIE): Nicole & Derek Lindquist, 235 S. Williamson Rd.

Victorian: Rita & Lawrence Larson, 154 Davis Street

Green Christmas: April & David Thompson, 100 Granger St. (SEE VIDEO – The lights are connected to the music. We liked the creativity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Iuw4ECerQ)

Best Business Display: Ryan & Melanie Shaut, Bloss Holiday Market, Riverside Plaza (not lit but beautiful!)

 

Several of last year’s winners were all beautifully decorated again but were not eligible to win this year. We also noticed some past winners had their lights off Saturday night (yes, we’re looking at you, Ed Bogaczyk).

 

Photos by Lonny Frost and Heidi I. Jones.

 

Click on the slideshow to get bigger images/direct links.

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2011 Light Up the Holidays! Contest Winners

BLOSSBURG, Dec. 19 — Blossburg V.I.B.E. (Visions in Business & Entertainment) announced the winners of the Light Up the Holidays house decorating contest after judging displays in five categories Sunday night. The judges followed every street in the borough to find the best decorated homes. “The weather has really cooperated for decorating outside. It seemed that more houses were decorated than last year,” said judge Jill Nickerson, Blossburg V.I.B.E. vice president. “The competition has increased. We were glad to see several entries in our new category ‘Green Christmas’ that honors energy-efficient LED displays.”

  • Green Christmas: Leslie & Sherry Powers, 140 Davis St
  • Most Christmas Spirit: Jenn Barrett & Rich Williams, 213 Granger St. (includes music!)
  • Victorian: Ray & Pat Kaminski, 242 South Williamson Rd.
  • Whimsical: Frank & Phun Wasowitz, 158 St. Mary’s St.
  • Best business display: Decades of Beauty, 240 Main St.

Several of last year’s winners were all beautifully decorated again; however, they are not eligible to win until next year.

Pictures available here: Photo Gallery

 

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2010 Light Up The Holidays! Contest Winners

BLOSSBURG, Dec. 19 — Blossburg V.I.B.E. (Visions in Business & Entertainment) announced the winners of the Light Up the Holidays house decorating contest after judging displays in five categories Sunday night. The judges followed every street in the borough to find the best decorated homes. “We had a hard time deciding this year,” said judge Jill Nickerson, Blossburg V.I.B.E. vice president. “We were very excited to see how many homes and businesses were beautifully decorated.”

  • Best overall/whimsical: Mike & Jill Choplosky & Brenda Overpeck, Davis Street
  • Most Christmas Spirit: Amy & Robb Bowens, Johnson Street
  • Victorian: Rita & Lawrence Larson, 154 Davis Street
  • Modern: Peggy & Tom Watkins, 104 McIntyre St.
  • Best business display: Momma’s Restaurant, 104 Gulick Street

Several of last year’s winners were all beautifully decorated again, particularly the Window Box Flower Shop on Main Street. The Victoria Theatre, although gorgeous, is not eligible because owner Tonya McNamara is president of V.I.B.E. Honorable mention goes to Taber Townhomes for a beautiful neighborhood display.

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Best overall/whimsical: Mike & Jill Choplosky & Brenda Overpeck, Davis Street


Most Christmas Spirit: Amy & Robb Bowens, Johnson Street

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Victorian: Rita & Lawrence Larson, 154 Davis Street


Modern: Peggy & Tom Watkins, 104 McIntyre St.


Best business display: Momma’s Restaurant, 104 Gulick Street

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