Minden once again on Holiday Trail of Lights
Since the 1960's, outdoor residential lighting displays have become an integral part of American culture.
One family and one business will be glad they put up lights this year, when they win valuable prizes in the Minden Press-Herald's Annual Christmas Lighting Contest.
"We are happy to partner with the City of Minden and local businesses to once again sponsor this year's Christmas Lighting Contest," Press-Herald Publisher Josh Beavers said. "We believe this is a great way for our community to shine during the upcoming holiday season."
Last year was the first time the city has held a lighting contest, and Beavers said the participation was overwhelming.
"So many people entered the contest that it was hard to pick the winners," he said. "We hope to have even more participation this year."
Deadline and prizes have yet to be determined, but Beavers said he wants local residents to start thinking about how they can out-do what they have done in the past.
"The city will turn its lights on some time around the first of November," he said. "We are part of the Holiday Trail of Lights, so let's all give visitors to our community a great sight."
Look for more details about the lighting contest including prizes, restrictions and deadlines in upcoming editions of the Minden Press-Herald.
The city's Grand Illumination event will be held on November 9.