The Woodbury Lions Club has announced that the theme for the 2015 "Light Up Woodbury" holiday decorating contest is “The True Meaning of Christmas.”
Open to all residents and businesses in Woodbury, this is the fourth year that the Lions have sponsored this contest. “It’s just a fun event for the town,” explained event chairman Frank Longo. Lion President Bill Hubert says, “Thomaston has their annual ‘Light up the Town,’ and all you can see from Route 8 are lights on rooftops
as you pass by. We have tons of homes and businesses along Main Street. If everyone puts up a couple of strings of lights, we’re sure to be brighter than them.”
The contest starts December 1. Contestants need to print and fill out a form, available from the Lion's website, and send it to the Lions with a $10 entry fee postmarked by December 26. By December 31, the judging committee will visit each entry and decide which house or business decorations best meets the announced
theme. The prize is dinner for two with the Lions Club at one of their meetings.
This will also be the 26th year that the Lions will line Main Street with luminaria on Christmas Eve. Event Chairman Lion Cliff Ritter is hoping that there are people in town who would like to help. “It’s a massive project,” he explained. “We place thousands of sand-filled bags along the road in the afternoon, and then we go
back at dusk to light them. The more people we have to help, the faster we can set out the luminaria and get home to celebrate with our families.” Ritter also is looking for volunteers to help with the clean up early Christmas morning. People interested in assisting the Lions with this annual tradition can contact Ritter through
email, WoodburyCTLions@gmail.com .
Download the offical "Light Up Woodbury" entry form http://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2616/2015_entry_form.pdf