See a really nice decorated home, business, or other lighted building in Vinita? Nominate them for recognition by calling the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce today. The Vinita Daily Journal and Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas Lighting Contest for residents and businesses. This is a time to really spruce up Vinita and make it a tourist attraction during the holiday season.
Nominations can be made for your favorite lighted home or business/municipality/church, by emailing the chamber at email@example.com, or calling in your nomination to them at (918)256-7133. Yes, you can nominate your own house. Homes or other buildings nominated must be within a two-mile radius of Vinita city limits. The chamber will compile a list of nominations of Vinita homes and businesses, and a group of anonymous judges will be out the weekend of Dec. 16 to judge.
Winners in several categories will be recognized with a front page color picture of their home or business in the Journal the week of Christmas, and will receive an 8X10 color photo as well. Some of the categories for winners will include: Best Overall Lights, Most Appealing to Children, Best Religious Theme, Most Unusual, and the Chamber’s pick and Journal’s pick.
Every home or business nominated will be mentioned in an upcoming article, which will also provide a nice guide for those who like to drive around and view Christmas lights during the holiday season.