The winners have been chosen for this year's Lake Placid holiday decorations.
There were 12 of us on the committee, and we did our best to go to every neighborhood in search of lights and decorations. We appreciate all who called to make certain we included them especially if they lived in remote sections of our village. We enjoyed EVERY display!
I would like to thank each of the other members of the committee who wish to remain anonymous, and I will respect their wish for anonymity. I do thank USA Luge, which allowed us to use their van on our final night of judging.
This was the first year we gave gift certificates for the first place residential winners, and we appreciate and thank the following businesses who donated prizes for each winner: Lake Placid Flower & Gift, Green Goddess Natural Market, the Dancing Bears, Terry Robards Wine & Gift, Element Day & Spa, the Smoking Cork, Northwoods Inn/Delta Blue/The Cabin Inn, and the Golden Arrow.
We also changed this year the venue where winners were revealed. The ice show on Sunday was selected as a more "community event," and we were permitted to announce the winners before a wonderful show. This setting was a perfect close to a fabulous Holiday Stroll weekend. A BIG thank you to Christie Sausa and Linda Sausa for arranging the details of the announcements and to Jim Rogers for his excellent presentation of the winners and the awards,
As I stated in a letter to this paper two weeks ago, we all reap the rewards of every effort of decorating whether a simple wreath, candle or a more elaborate display.
Please take the time to drive around and see the lights and decorations. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! I wish each of you a lovely holiday.
Faith Bowie Brown