Christmas contest held for area residents
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:00 PM
The Imlay Town Board held its first Christmas light contest this year. The contest was open to residents in Imlay, Mill City, Buena Vista Valley and Unionville; however, only eight entries were received from within the town of Imlay, Imlay Town Board member Brenda Pinkston said. Entries were judged on creativity, effort and the reason for the season. Judges for the contest were Pershing County Justice of the Peace Karen Stephens, Karen Beatty-Lee and Virgil Pinkston. First prize was $100 in cash that went to Alta Mae Dela Vega, who had multiple Christmas scenes on her corner lot in Imlay. Second place prize was 15 bags of stove pellets that went to Joe and Jamie St. Pierre for their light display and manger scene. Third place of dinner for two at Star Point Trading Post went to Robert and Jeanie Montes, who had blow-up displays and many lights.
Alta Mae Dela Vega’s home had multiple Christmas scenes not shown here, which included a manger scene and a decorated travel trailer with reindeer and Santa. She won first place in the Imlay Christmas light contest. She gives credit to her son Dan for putting up all the lights.