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Christmas Decorating Competition Winners Announced

                                                           Contest Winners Announced!

“Wagoner Your Christmas Destination” event organizers wanted to kick off the Christmas Season
 with a new tradition. The City of Wagoner Municipality with The Ft. Gibson Lake Association and
The City of Wagoner Economic Development Authority Sponsored the inaugural Christmas Decorating Contest.

 “We are pleased to support this new program. Our Board believes the media focus on television, radio
and print media will increase traffic and will pay future dividends to our city’s economic activity.  Showcasing our existing business and highlighting our quality of life with friendly residential competitions for the Christmas
 Decorations has been so much fun!” said TCWEDA Chair Pamela Stephens-Karnes.  Fort Gibson Lake Association Director Lisa Snell adds “It is also a great time to promote our Ft. Gibson Lake as a great place for recreation
 year-round. It was a fun way to include our lake area residents.      Entries were judged in two categories “Best Residential and Best Business Tree Decorating.”

     Residential had seven judging areas and were awarded 1-10 points for each area: Including unique
design, creative Use of Lights, use of additional decorations, props, their story line/theme, the actual
display/placement of decorations and overall presentation. Out of town judges were secured for the
task of judging all the diverse entries from traditional to the whimsical.  The final tally revealed only one
point separated first and second place.
                                                              
                                                    2020 Best Residential Contest Winners

                           First Place: Jeb Lamb of 414 NE 3 rd St.

                 Second place: David & Sherry Young of 312 Roosevelt

                   Third Place : Brianna & Callen Addison of 805 S. Harris

                                                                                   
 Mr. Lamb created a themed North Pole International Airport complete with a plane, runway, tower
and SIA Check Point with nutcracker security.  The Young home was beautifully decorated with multiple classic Christmas Trees and a North Pole scene with Santa, fireplace and a smoking chimney.  The Addison
 home revealed that the crazy cousins do visit just like in the movies.  It is complete with a lighted camper
 and Cousin Eddie at the street in the classic sewer scene. The Grinch was also spotted stealing lights from
 the adjacent shop.

     The Best Decorated Christmas Tree Business was judged in four categories including: originality/their
theme, continuity/harmony of the design, use of additional decorations/props and overall presentation.

                                          2020 Best Tree-Business Contest Winners

  First place: FirsTitle and Smith Brothers Abstract located at 126 S. Main

  Second place:  Moore-Lancaster Insurance Agency at 224 E. Cherokee

                     Third Place: Rowe Insurance at 524 W. Cherokee

     Each tree was as unique as the business it represented. FirsTitle showcased their corporate colors
 and their logo in their sleek design. Moore-Lancaster Insurance decorated their tree in a woodland
 snow setting.   Rowe Insurance showed their creativity as the entire tree was completely covered
in yellow sunflowers.

     Congratulations to the 2020 winners.  The Committee wishes to thank each residence and business for their participation and assistance in making Wagoner a Christmas Destination. We look forward to continuing
these types of programs for 2021. Thank you to our sponsors Wagoner Economic Development
and Ft. Gibson Lake Association.

     Don’t miss any of the great activities happening during this holiday season. The Light Show, displays,
shopping, restaurant discount and don’t forget to look for the unusual snowflake!
       For more information:  918-485-2554 or visit wagonerok.org or check out the City of Wagoner on facebook.