The inaugural Community Christmas Festival of Lights Tour was a huge success. The event was hosted by Parsons Revitalization Organization and the City of Parsons. Twenty locations were registered to showoff their lighting displays from St. George, Holly Meadows, Parsons, Blackman Flats, Penningtonville, and Hendricks. Each location was divided into three categories: white lights, multicolor lights, and Clark Griswald. The winners in each category won $100.00; runner-ups won a beautiful gift basket.
Over 300 individuals participating in the event either physically going location to location or by viewing photos online. Participants could vote on a paper ballot or online from 5 to 9 p.m. on the night of the event.
The winner in the white lights category was Rebecca “Becky” Corcoran of St. George. The runner-up was Emily Ramsey of Riverbend Estates.
The winner in the multicolor lights category was Jeanette Bishoff of Parsons. The runner-up was Michael and Shalane Wetzel of Parsons.
The winner in the Clark Griswald category was Lynn Lipscomb of Parsons. The runner-up was Pauletta Ramsey of Parsons.
“We would like to thank everyone for either registering or participating in this fun-filled night,” said Mayor Dorothy Judy. “With the uncertain times that we’re facing, it was so nice to see so many people out having fun with their loved ones and enjoying the community lighting displays.”
Parsons Revitalization Organization and the City of Parsons is already making plans for another festival of lights tour for next year.