Lockyer Valley Christmas lights winners announced
FOR the third year in a row Lynelle Niemeyer has taken out the top award in the Lockyer Valley Christmas lights competition.
The Niemeyer residence at 66 Golf Links Drive, Gatton was named Best Decorated Home by judges in the 2014 Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition, following on from similar wins in 2012 and 2013.
The house spreads Christmas cheer to anyone fortunate to walk or drive by at night and Lockyer Valley council is encouraging others to take a look at all the lights on display this year.
The winners are normally announced at the Gatton Christmas Festival but that was delayed to Friday, December 19 due to wet weather and the council wanted to give people more time to see the lights.
For the first time Council is laying on a bus tour of some of the winners and others entrants.
The first tour is on tomorrow night leaving from Laidley and the second tour leaves from Gatton on Thursday night.
Both tours depart at 7pm and return at 9.30pm with tickets $10 for adults and $5 for a child. For more information call the Visitor Information Centre on 5466 3425.
Full list of winners
Best Community Group: Forest Hill School of Arts (22 Railway Street, Forest Hill) - 1st; Forest Hill Christmas Festivities (Victoria Street precinct, Forest Hill) - 2nd.
Best Decorated or Lit Business: Margaret Holman, Tenthill Caravan Park (216 Mt Sylvia Road, Mt Sylvia) - 1st; Rachel Waterhouse, Laidley Florist (111 Patrick Street, Laidley) - 2nd; Judi Moyle, Little Angels@Forest Hill (1 Victoria Street, Forest Hill) - 3rd.
Best Nativity Scene: Valerie Kanofski (2 Dionysius Street, Gatton) - 1st; Vicky Barrett (18 Short Street, Laidley) - 2nd; Robert and Margaret Muir (62 Brightview Road, Regency Downs) - 3rd.
Best Solar Powered Display: Robert and Margaret Muir (62 Brightview Road, Regency Downs) - 1st; Dianne Wiese (19 James Street, Laidley) - 2nd; Colin Crowther (115 Lakes Drive, Laidley Heights) - 3rd.
Best Novice: Mark and Jackie Luxton (21 Gillespies Road, Placid Hills) - 1st; Margaret Clarke (20 Frome Street, Laidley) - 2nd; Bevan and Leanne Lencz (141 Alfred Street, Laidley) - 3rd; Nikita Lee and William Cheeseman (10 James Street, Laidley) - Highly Commended.
Best Decorated Home: Lynelle Niemeyer (66 Golf Links Drive) - 1st; Margaret Elliot and Lance White (11 Lakeview Drive, Gatton) - 2nd; Dean and Melody Hollonds (32 Parkridge Drive, Withcott) - 3rd; Darryl and Sue Taylor (576 Tenthill Creek Road, Tenthill) - Highly Commended.