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Time running out for Placid’s holiday decorating contest

December 8, 2017
Editorial , Lake Placid News

Residents, businesses, schools, churches, the town and village and community organizations have all done a great job decorating the Olympic Village in time for the holiday season, especially for this weekend's Holiday Village Stroll. It's an inviting place, all decked out to make more memories for those who live here and visit, and we congratulate all those who contributed to these efforts.

Yet it seems there is always more work to be done, tweaking lights on the outside of the house, trees and fences or setting in place a new Santa or Frosty the Snowman in the yard. Time is running out for those who want their creations judged for this year's Lake Placid Village Holiday Decorating Contest Committee.

As promoted by the Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, a panel of judges will select the properties whose decorations represent the best of Lake Placid. Winners will be selected from several criteria including best lights, the best overall displays, most elegant and children's delights. There are four categories: residential, restaurants, lodging and retail properties.

Judges are volunteer representatives from the community. The committee is supported by staff from the Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

Residents and businesses who would like their property to be judged should have their decorative lights on between 5 and 7 p.m. each night between Dec. 11 and 13.

Residential participants should contact Bethany Valenze, events and service coordinator, at the Visitors Bureau before Dec. 11 to ensure they are not missed. Contact Bethany by email at to be added to the list if you're off the beaten path or outside the boundaries, or with any questions. This is especially important for those who are located outside the main village area, roughly bounded by Old Military Road, state Route 73 to the ski jumps, Saranac Avenue to Price Chopper or past Cobble Hill Road.

Winners will be announced shortly after the final judging.



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