Holiday lights please crowds

Holiday lights please crowds

The winner of the $500 dollar first prize in the Safe City Lights Competition was 26 Regent Boulevard Gosnells. Photograph –Aaron Van Rongen.

The Christmas spirit shone brightly in the City of Gosnells when the winners of the annual Safe City Christmas Lights Competition were announced on December 15.

Mark and Valerie Becker of 26 Prince Regent Boulevard, Gosnells won the $500 individual first prize for their display and said they would donate the money to multiple charities.

The entire street of Consulate Court in Thornlie won $1000 for best decorated street.

Richard and Donna Peck of 11 Tullamore Avenue Thornlie won the $100 best first time entry category for their engaging forest-themed display created with recycled Christmas trees.

City of Gosnells mayor Olwen Searle said the Becker’s entry had taken a lot of planning with their use of hand made decorations, window displays and interactive decorations including motion sensors and push-button moving characters.

“Everyone could wander through the winning display, inspect it up close engage with the decorations creating a more welcoming festive experience,” she said.

“I congratulate all the winning entrants for their fantastic displays.”

Ms Searle said it was great to see several exciting entries showing some promising displays.

“All our contestants deserve to be commended for decorating their homes and sharing the festive spirit with the City of Gosnells community,” she said.

Ms Searle said she urged residents to view the lighting displays, as it was a great way to meet neighbours and join in the festive community spirit.

Drivers are reminded to be courteous to pedestrians, other drivers and neighbours when looking at the lights. Examiner Newspapers is sponsor of Safe City Christmas Lights Competition.