One family and one business will be glad they put up lights this year, when they win valuable prizes in Minden Press-Herald's (MPH) Christmas Lighting Contest.
"We are happy to partner with the City of Minden and local businesses to sponsor this year's Christmas Lighting Contest," MPH Publisher Josh Beavers said. "We believe this is a great way for our community to shine during this joyous holiday season."
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9. Judging will occur during the weekend of December 10-11. To participate, fill out and send in the coupon on page 2.
All winners, residential and business, will be featured in a MPH front-page article. A basket of prizes from local businesses, totaling $575 in value, will go to the residential winner. The business winner will receive a complementary advertising package with MPH.
"This year's prize basket is especially nice," Beavers said. "We appreciate the generosity of our business partners in providing these prizes. Of course the business winner's prize, a complimentary advertising package with our paper, is beyond value."
The prize basket includes:
A free front-end alignment from A.J. Price, a $50 value;
One-month free tanning and lotion from South Beach Tanning & Tuxedos, a $75 value;
A $100 Savings Bond from MBL Bank (MBL);
A free family portrait session with Main Street Photography, a $250 value;
$50 worth of fireworks from Bistineau Blasters;
A $50 gift card from Waller Petroleum; and,
A $50 gift certificate from ACE Hardware.
"Join us in this seasonal celebration and get your entry forms in for a chance at these great prizes," Beavers said. "Minden is a beautiful community year round, but Minden alit at Christmas time is especially beautiful."