Vote for your favorite holiday lights

THE ENTRIES IN the Rotary Club's Light the Way Wilmington holiday lighting contest and lights tour have been mapped, and voting for the people's choice selection is open.

Staff Report

The Wilmington Rotary Club began accepting public votes for the entries in it’s first annual fundraiser holiday lighting contest and holiday lights tour on Monday.
The contest is for residents and businesses, and the winners will be decided by Rotary Club members and popular vote.
Each holiday lights display is entered in six categories: Most whimsical, most traditional, the Clark Griswold award, best in business, people’s choice and Rotarian’s choice. The wining entry in each category will receive $100 in Wilmington Chamber of Commerce gift certificates.
The Rotary has mapped the locations of the entries, so that families can ride around and view the amazing displays, and also vote for their favorites. (Contestants are encouraged to get friends and family to vote for them.) The map is updated as the entries are received.
A link to the map can be found on the Wilmington Public Library District’s website, Click on Light the Way Wilmington that will be in the box at the top of the page. The link to the map is in the second paragraph of the contest details. Photos will be added to the map this week.
Public voting takes place between Monday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 20. The winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m.
The public can vote for the people’s choice winner in one of two ways: Online and by text message. Go to the Light the Way Wilmington page on the library district’s website; the link is in the first paragraph of the contest details. The link will take you to the Polls Everywhere website where you’ll have to register, then you can vote.
To vote by text message, text MariaMeachum041 to 22333 once to join, then enter the letter that corresponds with your choice of entries.
Residents and business owners wishing to participate in the contest and tour can enter their displays until Saturday, Dec. 14. Applications are available on the library district website, at the library, at 201 S. Kankakee St., or at the Wilmington Island Park District facility at 315 N. Water St. Applications can be submitted by mail to Wilmington Rotary Club, P.O. Box 701, Wilmington; or they can be dropped off at the library.
The entry fee is $10 for residences and $20 for businesses.
Contest sponsors include Oak Knoll Financial Services, The Wine Cafe, Pro Real Estate and Batory Foods.