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Residents encouraged to enter Christmas light competitions in Gnowangerup, Broomehill-Tambellup and Cranbrook

Harry GrigsonGreat Southern Herald
Three Great Southern shires are hosting Christmas lights competitions.
Camera IconThree Great Southern shires are hosting Christmas lights competitions. Credit: Laurie Benson

Residents in three Great Southern shires have been encouraged to showcase their Christmas lights creativity ahead of the festive season.

With numerous cash prizes on the line, the shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Gnowangerup and Cranbrook are urging residents to illuminate their towns in their respective Christmas lights competitions.

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup is calling on the community and businesses to take part in the competition with the winner pocketing $150, donated by 124 Tambellup.

If residents do not manage to claim top honours they are still in the running to win a $50 worthy mention award.

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The Shire has extended the festive cheer to hardworking farmers living off the beaten track through the farm gate competition, offering them the chance to win $150 for the most brilliantly illuminated farm gate.

Entries for the competition close on December 4 and judging will be held on December 18. Winners will be announced on the Shire’s Facebook page on December 20.

The Shire of Gnowangerup has organised three competitions for the best residential, business, and farm gate displays.

Winners will be awarded $250 vouchers for each category that will be used to spend in local businesses.

Members interested in participating must register their entries by December 11.

The Shire of Cranbrook is also running a competition as well as a “12 days until Christmas” raffle for everyone to be involved in.

The first prize winner will receive $150, the second place contestant $100, and the third place entry will be awarded a $50 cash prize.

Starting on December 12, the Shire will run a “12 days of Christmas” event through its social media platforms giving all Great Southerners the opportunity to win handmade homewares crafted and donated by local community groups, including the Cranbrook Men’s Shed and the knit and stitch group.

Every day for 12 days the Shire will post on its Facebook page what prize will be raffled off and the public is encouraged to like, comment and share the post to go in the running.

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