News in Cortland NY

February 1, Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced

Holiday Lighting Contest in Cortland NYThe East End Community Center officially released the names of the winners of the 2009 Holiday Lighting Contest this week, after much anticipation by participants.  According to Chairperson of the Lighting Contest Committee, Linda Stock, there were a record number of entries to chose from this year, with 14 residences and 15 businesses throwing their decorating talents into the ring.  Stock was especially pleased to see so many downtown Cortland businesses participating and credits Downtown Partnership Director, Adam Megivern’s involvement in the recruitment process.

Each year, there are two categories of awards:  the People’s Choice Award, which is determined by community residents voting on line for their favorite entry, and the Judges’ Choice Award, determined by a panel of “judges” from the East End Center’s advisory board.

And the winners are!

Grand Prize (Judges’ Choice) Residences:  Roberta Batting on Rickard Street
Grand Prize (People’s Choice) Residences:  The Blair Family on Brook Drive

Grand Prize (People’s and Judges’ Choice) Businesses:
Radiation and Oncology Services on Commons Avenue

First Runner Up (Judges’ and People’s Choice) Residences:  Leon Harvey on Pearl Street

First Runner Up (People’s and Judges’ Choice) Businesses:
Logo This on Main Street

Second Runner Up (Judges’ Choice) Residences:
There was a tie!
Jack and Mary Tyler on Evergreen Street
William Shafer on William Street

Second Runner Up (People’s Choice) Residences:
Cheryl and Frank Mrozowski on Brook Drive

Second Runner Up (People’s and Judge’s Choice) Businesses:
Marketplace Mall on Main Street

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2009 Holiday Lighting Contest.  We hope to see you back again next year!