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Dec 7, 2009 10:58 AM by Rob Kirkpatrick

City of Opelousas Announces Christmas Tree Decoration Contest

The City of Opelousas is inviting residents and business owners to show off their Christmas spirit by entering the annual Christmas Decorating Contest.

There is no cost to enter the contest, which is open to all residents and businesses within the Opelousas city limits. Awards will be given for best decorated in two categories; residential and commercial. A panel of judges will decide the winners of the contest. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place in each category. An overall winner will also be chosen.

Residences and businesses will be judged on originality/creativity, attractiveness and design/theme. Only those decorations visible from the street will be judged. Residents are encouraged to nominate themselves as well as their neighbors and friends. The deadline to submit applications will be Tuesday, Dec. 15th by 4:00 p.m. Judging will take place on Wednesday, December 16th. Participants are asked to leave their Christmas lights on from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The awards presentation will be held Friday morning, December 18th at 10:30 a.m. at the Opelousas City Hall.

For more information or to get an application call Opelousas Tourism Office at (337) 948-5227 or (337) 948-6263.

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