Lights on for fes­tive sea­son

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Lau­ren Mather

THE Christ­mas cheer can be seen from miles away as peo­ple start putting up their lights and pre­par­ing for this year’s Ma­reeba Shire Coun­cil Christ­mas lights com­pe­ti­tion.

Don’t miss your chance to show off your Christ­mas cheer with com­pe­ti­tion en­tries clos­ing next Wed­nes­day.

Last year’s Best Busi­ness win­ners are gear­ing up for an­other win with an even bet­ter dis­play than last year.

Allen’s 4X4 Tint and Signs owner Garry and Loren Allen, win­ners for 2016, have dec­o­rated their build­ing on 10 Basalt St, Ma­reeba and they are en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to head down to their shop and check out the lights be­tween the times of 5pm and 1am.

Their dis­play con­tin­ues in­side the shop giv­ing cus­tomers a happy ex­pe­ri­ence while shop­ping.

Mas­ter be­hind the lights Mrs Allen said she puts the lights up each year be­cause she loves the fes­tive sea­son and see­ing other peo­ple’s re­ac­tions is worth the ef­fort.

She said the dis­play took her and the staff three days to put up but is sure worth it in the end.

“We get a lot of cus­tomers who give us feed­back,” she said.

“I en­cour­age more shop own­ers to put up lights. Some of the shops could zing their places up for Christ­mas.” En­tries close on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 13. En­try forms can be found on the Ma­reeba Shire Coun­cil web­site­maslights-com­pe­ti­tion/.


Allen’s 4X4 Tint and Signs own­ers Garry and Loren Allen are cel­e­brat­ing Christ­mas this year with their pop­u­lar light dis­play in and out­side their store on Basalt Street, Ma­reeba.

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