News in Cortland NY

2008 Christmas/Holiday Lighting Contest Winners

The East End Community Center was the site of the Recognition Ceremony for City residents who had entered the 2008 Christmas/Holiday Lighting Contest. The Community Center re-instituted the event after the City Council decided not to hold the annual contest about 2 years ago. There were 18 families who entered this year, which was considered a “pretty good turnout” according to organizer, Linda Stock.

The Judges’ Choice Award went to Elsie and Sam Ferro at 15 Denti Way. The People’s Choice Award went to Judy and Wayne Doran at 18 East Avenue. The Dorans received 158 votes on the East End Center’s web site to garner them first place for People’s Choice. The Van Deuson family came in second with 127 votes. Everone who entered won a prize.

Several of the prizes were donated by local businesses including The Ramada Inn, The Blue Frog, P & C, The Guardian Angel Café and The Pumpkin Patch. Stock mentioned at the end of the award program that people who would like to work on the Christmas/ Holiday Lighting Contest for 2009 should contact the Cortland Youth Bureau at (607) 753-3021.